The group wanted to shut down the supply of Mirakuru in Drakenhall, but first they needed to find out where it was coming from. Time for some more undercover work. Olaf was getting good at this police stuff. They went to a Pearl Dogs drug house to setup a big drug buy with the legendary drug dealer, Squirrel. That seem to go ok, but Squirrel had a few tricks up his sleeve. Instead of sell the drugs at the drug house he made the group walk to a slaughter house location, BEFORE THEY HAD DINNER! The half mile seemed like the other side of the planet. There was some kind of meeting table with chairs for the group. Olaf grabbed a couple and sprawled out while Kassam talked to the head drug dealers. Kassam must have insulted them since all the guards attacked the group. Olaf wasn’t sure, but he didn’t think the drug deal was going well.
On the bright side, the slaughter house was stocked with food supplies and since they had killed everyone, all of it was for the taking. Olaf helped himself to a sizable dinner. Then they were able to pack a cart full of food for the Python house. One difficulty was they didn’t have horses, they had cows. 2 cows hitched up to the front of the cart, but they still needed to convince the cows to pull the cart. Bastable suggested Olaf help convince the cows to pull. Hey, Olaf was good with animals but didn’t know Bastable knew that. Olaf started chatting up the cows without too much success, and Bastable suggested Olaf show the cows how to pull the cart. They had a 3rd harness which the group was able to hook up on the cart. Olaf put the harness on and gave the cart a pull. Then the cows stepped forward and pulled. Keep going, Bastable encouraged. Olaf pulled and the cows pull. It was working! … Wait a second. Olaf had just been volunteered as a pack mule. Ugh, Olaf hated exercise. It wasn’t too bad until Bastable pulled out the whip to encourage them all to keep moving. <sigh>
By the time they got back to the Python House, it was past time for second dinner. A great meal would also help Olaf feel less sore, unfortunately they were interrupted with an immediate summons from Bastable’s boss, Ashat. Clearly upper management needed some direction that it was not appropriate to issue summonses during meal times, but that would need to wait for another day. For tonight, it was back to the office.
The situation was pretty dire. Ashat’s boss Remy had been kidnapped and Ashat knew exactly what building he had been taken too. That sounded like a trap. And what should they do when the group discovered a trap? Well, walk directly into of course. So into the building they went. It was all the standard trap stuff – find Remy, walk into room, get sealed in room, get attacked by demons, kill off the demons. The twist was that the trap opened up after the battle. In the entrance hallway, was a group of humans. One of them was female and of course, Kazzam immediately started in trying to get her out on a date, and of course it wasn’t working. Guess someday he might not strike out, maybe. Well after a couple rounds the humans fled. Olaf’s teammates went to run them down. Sigh, the running thing again. Maybe he could help Remy WALK out. He was after all the guy they were trying to save.
So walking Remy out, Olaf trailed behind the rest of the group. Coming up from behind, Olaf saw a portal to Hell. The odd thing was the rest of the group decided to into the portal to Hell. Huh. You wouldn’t thought people tried to stay out of Hell. Olaf was sure that was part of Cleric 101 class. Olaf had seen the team to do crazier things, like skip lunch, so in he and Remy went.
Turns out it wasn’t a portal into Hell. It was more of a portal through Hell. That was significantly better. There were tentacle monsters trying eat Olaf and Remy, but they got through them. The other side of the passage through Hell ended in a laboratory. The team had already finished fighting the humans that were actually demons, and Ashat (hey where did he come from). They had all run off after some mad scientist Doctor. What they left was the Doctor’s float brain assistant and his patient in the middle of some neurosurgery. Oh what a cute and cuddly Brain.
“Save him” a voice whispered to Olaf.
Olaf didn’t know where the whisper came from, but he didn’t have much time to think about it either. The guy on the table was dying and needed immediate neurosurgery. Olaf thought back, but had only audited the neurosurgery class back in school. Still, no one else was volunteering. Olaf pulled on some rubber gloves and started to operate. Turns out Brain was very helpful. It was not only adept at delicate surgical procedures, it was also like an encyclopedia of medical knowledge. With Brain’s help, Olaf was able to repair damage and save the patient.
The group succeeded at stopping the mad scientist Doctor. The patient turned out to be the real Remy, and the Remy they saved turned out to be some sort of replica. Ashat and the other humans turned out all to be demons and coming here was all plot to kill the group and replace Remy. Olaf convinced the group to bring the medical equipment and Brain back to the Python house. Now in addition to the soup kitchen Olaf started up a medical clinic. Doctor Olaf and the Brain are now in the house!