The leader of Penumbra whips out his two swords and says he will handle the Kaiser and his men, while T&C will handle Fleischer and his men. Reveals he made arrangements for T&C to success him in the Penumbra faction as leaders. T&C follow Fleischer out double doors into corridor.
Fleischer: You two! Are you responsible for Metzger's death?
Torix: Just Constantine.
Fleischer: This must not be allowed to happen! Men, forward!
Fleischer hella whips around corner into war room (including horrendously large table and four soldiers in the far sides of the room). T&C follow. Combat ensues.
Fleischer: Who the hell are you two working for!?
Constantine: The revolution!
Fleischer is de-legged.
Fleischer is killed.
T&C proceed to wipe out the rest of the minions, and decide, despite their low health, to run back into the Throne Room to help Prospero. They enter and see the Kaiser on top of desk fighting Prospero and all minions are dead. At some point in the fight, their weapons have been switched so the Kaiser is using double scimitars and Prospero is wielding the Kaiser's greatsword. Kaiser charges at Constantine and inflicts major damage including deadly poison from his blade. Melee ensues.
Prospero: I thought I told you two to stay out there!
Prospero kills the Kaiser. Prospero gets his scimitars back.
Prospero: Can't say this was any more difficult than I expected it to be. But I thought I told you boys to stay outside.
Constantine: Yes, but we provided the necessary distraction.
Prospero: Now we have to get out of here and rendezvous with Rose.
Prospero goes out alternative door. T&C go out front, encounter four soldiers in entrance room. Combat ensues. Soldiers whine about T&C killing Kaiser. Two are killed. Constantine does critical damage during flanking maneuver.
At some point Torix is down. Constantine is near death, and runs out the room. He hides behind a bust as the two remaining soldiers follow them. Constantine shoots them with explosive crossbow bolt, killing them.
Rose and Violet come in, shutting doors behind them.
Torix: Finally, a friendly face. Please don't betray us, we're not in the mood for betrayal. And don't tell us to fight someone either.
Constantine: Why you looking at me funny, Violet? Huh?
R&V: Are you two doing alright?
Torix: We just endured three bloody battles.
(Violet dressed in Metzger's outfit, but without facial disguises or inner guard insignia.)
They walk forward. A bunch of soldiers pour in behind them.
R&V: It's settled outside. Follow us.
Soldiers enter behind them as T&C follow V&R outside.
They are on a platform in the central plaza, with ton of soldiers, commonfolk, nobles, etc. outside, all yelling different things, plus many dead bodies strewn across the area, from both sides. Some soldiers bring out corpses of Fleischer, Metzger, and the Kaiser. Rose silences everyone, then starts crying and breaks into a big speech exaggerating the losses of various people (Ivan Thule, Grimms, van Dams, etc.) Violet is smirking. This is deep and intense, what is about to happen. Rose says "This tragedy that has befallen us cannot be solved, but this man" Violet steps forward "and I may have found a solution. We know who is behind all of it." She points to Torix and Constantine and says T&C are responsible for everyone who is dead. Violet turns around and says "Guards, attack them if they speak." Violet approaches Lord Grimm and says he is of Grimm descent (from Grandmother Lady Agatha Grimm) and wishes to unite the two noble families. So if you will accept me into your family (and to van Dam) and into yours, I want to take your daughter's hand in marriage and start a new empire of man. Violet explains rehashed version of why T&C are so dangerous. And it would be more just to have them imprisoned overnight and executed the next morning, they are too dangerous, and they must be executed immediately. Hence the gallows. And crowd is clapping and yelling and yeah. A man in hood goes up to pull the lever while Constantine and Torix are given nooses around their necks. Executioner whispers: "When you fall, run." He pulls the lever. They fall, go through the trap door, and the ropes break. Both of them. Like they were tampered with.
They are now in a tunnel, with only one way to go. They go down the tunnel. They hear a thudding behind them and a creaking of the trap door shut. A man comes up behind them. "I thought I told you two to run."
T&C: "We ARE!"
Whips off the hood; it's Dreier. They continue down the tunnel, overcoming a series of trials and tribulations, including Constantine falling down a chasm. They are eventually led to Dreier's secret hole. He tells them to rest while he goes and collapses the tunnel.
Torix: So what do you think is the deal with Violet? Do you think he's betraying Penumbra, or trying to legitimize the takeover?
Constantine: He's betrayed everyone, except that witch. Why did we ever get involved in the book club!? We got nothing! NOTHING! Not even a bag of opiets!
Torix: Didn't we get money?
Constantine: NO! No we didn't!
T: So do you think we should try to find Prospero? I mean, what are we going to do when we get out of here?
C: Knowing him, he's probably faked his death! But I guess we can start our OWN resistance movement!
T: Are you sure, I mean, we're only like, three people.
They look around. They decide to wait to ask Dreier to have some explosives. About 12 hours later Dreier arrives through other door. "This is great." Throws scroll down that rolls open (it's big). It's pictures of T&C: WANTED, enemies of the state, list of their crimes, etc. etc. etc. "We're going to need to figure out a way to get you two out of here and to the nearest port city as soon as possible." He goes into the other barrel and pours some ale into what seems to be a messed up tin cup. They drink. He sits on night stand. "I'm sorry this isn't nearly as comfortable as the Pocket."
Constantine: That's ok. Given recent events, I don't think the Pocket will be very comfortable right now anyways. And, just a wild guess here, you overtook your captors and took their explosives, didn't you?
Dreier nods his head. "Do you want the run-through, or what? I can give you mine or you can give me yours, either one will probably be crazy."
T&C tell story to Dreier.
Dreier: I hope my leverage didn't help the Penumbra faction.
Constantine: Well, it kinda did, but it was mainly the father thing.
end of story
Dreier: I met this Adrian guy, he was beatin' me at pool, I'm not really a pool guy, I'm more of a fighter. Next thing I knew a tanker hit me in the back of the head, and a hood was over my head. I tried to defend myself with the pool stick, I think I got one of them through the ear, but then something blunt hit me in the head. I woke up, I had a heavy rope around my wrists. One of the guards wasn't paying attention, they hadn't bound my legs, so I got up behind him and knocked him over with my legs, I choked him with my rope, then kicked him in the skull until he died. I got his sword out of the sheath and cut my bonds, and left. Got my hands on something close enough to a polearm: sword and a pole stick. Made short work of other guards. Got my hands on a cueball, and then… it was all hell for them after that.
Constantine: Did you, uh… no, nvm, nvm…
Dreier: Did I what?
Constantine: Did you, wait, oh, yeh, nvm.
Dreier: Anyway, by the time I got out of there, it was night time, and I fought my way over to the Pocket, and I ran into that Violet son-of-a-bitch, and he was heading to my old room with his weapon out, but then I heard your voices in there, so I assumed he was going to go after you guys, so I whipped him around and gave him a scar he wouldn't forget. After that I ran the hell out of there, taking some ale as I went. And yeh, I retreated into the sewers and established a place to hide for now. I've been trying to get at them since, and that's how I ended up as your executioner.
Constantine: Well, I'm sure glad you didn't execute us. Okay then, oh, and by the way old chum, do you have any spare mining charges?
Dreier: I have a few.
Constantine: Can we—?
Dreier: Sure. Now we gotta get you out of here, there's soldiers all over the place. I need to claim my own territory back in Eisenreich, but Violet wants you two DEAD. So we need to find a way to get you guys out of here. The easiest thing to do would be to get you out of the Empire of Man, and that means getting you to the port city of Westhaven, since the Eastern Border is pretty well secured right now with the military being as active as it is.
Constantine: What's Violet's role in the Empire?
Dreier: Basically, it's a new monarchy.
They all hear a weird noise outside.
Dreier: Damn. I don't know what that was. We can go through HERE, which is basically swimming through sewage, or we can fight our way out.
Torix suggests using the barrels, so they decide to get in barrels and drift through sewage while Dreier goes out some other way.
They encounter horrible giant mutant rats while drifting down the river of sewage. After some fighting, they defeat them and drift away from the last rat. Torix and Constantine narrowly escape contracting some horrible sewage related infection.
Constantine muses that floating down a river of sewage is a pretty good parallel to all recent events.
While floating down the river, on a side platform, they see Sly Eddy and Brutal Mark.
Sly Eddy: Ey, what the hell is you two guys doing floating down a river of sewage?
Torix: We're trying to escape the Empire of Man because now we've been declared enemies of the state.
Sly Eddy: Ey, come on, float on over here!
Sly Eddy: Forgive me if I is not wanting to shake your hands.
Constantine: Are we still in Eisenreich?
Sly Eddy: Yeh. (Busts out notice.) What have you been doing?
Brutal Mark shaking his head.
Constantine: Would you say we've been more brutal than you, Mark?
They are dumbstruck.
Sly Eddy: Eh, I guess we can just wish you the best of luck, eh? Anything we can do to help you? There's change of government, but nothing really changes for us. New librarian and everything.
They find out that Sly Eddy & Brutal Mark are more freelance now. New librarian has nothing against T&C. They have truce, but other members are more… unscrupulous. So yeah… I would not surface right now.
They find out the sewer empties into a river right outside of Eisenreich. They bust out fancy new armor they picked off of dead guys for Constantine, and a new fullblade for Torix.
Eddy: When you get to Westhaven, if you happen to run into a cat named Mad Seamus, tell him you know us. Alright, good luck you guys!
They continue down the river, get out into the main river outside the city, and go ashore to wait for Dreier.