As the Sheriff’s own people came to escort Trinia to fair trial, rather than mob justice, they told them that Kroft had mentioned more doings afoot and to report to the fort as soon as possible. Upon arriving, they found accompanying the Sheriff one Thousand Bones. The shoanti told of trouble in the street during the riots, and how his grandson had been beaten to death in a racially fuelled brawl. Beyond this, the corpse was taken from the scene of the crime and sold to a man named Rolth, a known necromancer.
The shoanti believe that if a body is not cremated whole, the body is denied an afterlife, and so this turn of events had even deeper implications. Thousand Bones believed that he would be unable to stem the tide of violence that would surely come, despite his efforts to bring peace between Korvosa and the Shoanti people. Through various means, Thousand Bones determined that the body had been taken to a place the spirits called the Dead Warrens – he expected that the party would retrieve the whole body and return it with all haste.
At this, they wasted no time in finding the entrance to the warrens, entered, and encountered several animate undead. Upon defeating them, Voltain found (quite by accident) a secret door leading into some tunnels that seemed to follow between the caverns. They entered a longer hallway lined with open jawed skulls and had scarcely entered when the skulls began spitting acid and 2 Necrophidius slithered from slots in the wall. These also were defeated, and the party decided to take a brief break.