All will be revealed in two weeks.
Everything will change.
A fresh morning, licking their wounds, the party has but a few hours to settle their affairs before the ceremony for the wounded Emperor. A handful of tasks supporting old colleagues may mean that little time is left to thoroughly investigate those who have drawn the PCs suspicions regarding the Black Cowl or the purported 'Gunpowder Plot'.
With the Prayer Service for the Emperor drawing near, the first traces of gun powder have surfaced. To what nefarious purpose will it be used? Can the party trace it's origins before something devastating happens in the heart of The Empire? Will the identity of the Black Cowl be revealed?
Arriving in Altdorff has been no simple task, but now that they are here, things are back to business. With Skaven artifacts to dispose of, a cleansed clapper to deliver, and the Theater Season in full swing on the Street of a Hundred Taverns, the party will be quite busy.
The group finishes up their business is Middenheim just as the war in the North is winding down. The Emperor has been wounded and is being rushed back to Altdorff, the Capital of The Empire. The party charters a coach and barge for the long trip to Altdorff.
With the trial of Wolfgang von Aschenbeck coming to a close and little time to prove his innocence, the party struggles to find any clues they can. Suspicions abound for possible enemies of The Empire but can anybody prove it? How do you tell a Witch Hunter to back off of a witch hunt? What happened to Emma? Is Aschenbeck being framed? Is Adelle all she is cracked up to be? Or is everyone just pawns in a grand conspiracy orchestrated by the Black Cowl?
The party looks towards completing the ritual to cleanse the bell clapper at the Temple of Ulric. Will their poor planning and cut corners come back to bite them (pun intended)? The trial for Von Aschenbeck is underway and things aren't looking good for his longevity. Perhaps the party can find a way to convince Adele that he is innocent of heresy?
With a plan and a series of quests in place, the party sets out to locate the fate of Wolfgang von Ashenbeck, cleanse the Tainted Bell Clapper, and learn what they can from the Witch Hunter Adelle Ketzenblum. Emma recruits an army of waifs, a trial begins, and the party decides to cheat a bit when asked to follow some religious rules.
The party arrives in Middenheim, the City of the White Wolf. They have a series of tasks set forth by their benefactors in Averheim, and at the top of the list is uncovering The Black Cowl. Though a Chaos tainted artifact and a potentially corrupt businessman also stand in their path. How will a group of Sigmarites fare in Ulric's cold north?