Sly finds out he has a sister and possibly at least two other siblings as well as information on the Convergence. Gara finds out sometimes aggressive behavior on a merchant backfires as he’s teleported back into a lake in the middle of a grotto inside the forest they have the job of protecting some 100 kilometers from the encampment he was at and spends the following day coming back with thoughts of killing the merchant fueling his white hot rage. The robot with him at the merchant buys two of the items he wanted and opts to go back to the tent where Mell is working on his weapon which he would like sooner rather than later. Sly come back with paranoia of a possible hit out on him by the convergence and hides under his cot for several hours and cries a bit since he died last time he tried to enact revenge on the convergence in the arenas of Osflux.
Gara comes back and declares he’s a bit tired the next morning from trekking out of the forest and states he plans on killing the merchant that sent him there out of vengeance. Mel is filled in and Sly with his new found knowledge of himself opts to try and not go the vengeance route since he knows first hand it doesn’t end well.
Mel goes with ‘Oliver’ which he is slowly suspecting to not be Oliver to talk to the Merchant about their friend and his loss due to her uppity behavior.
Meanwhile Gara and the robot they had recently meet get into a murdering position and realize there are quite a few people in the tent. The Merchant seems to have an artifact that will be able to stop the thing which will not be named that Mel helped create. With Mel demanding reparations and Sly trying to calm both parties, get reparations, and stop Mel’s blunt approach a pillar of sand with a skull forms behind the tent. Mel gives up and stalks off leaving Sly in the fetal position since he expects violence to erupt. The people in the tent come out to hurry the Merchant along and they opt to tell Sly to get away or be beaten. Seeing a hole in the back of the tent Sly realizes what is happening, instead of trying to kill everyone they group in the back are opting to just steal stuff peacefully.
Sly whines and complains as a distraction until sounds of violence erupt to which he bolts. When the crowd forms he tries to spin the situation that the Merchant tried to double cross the leader of the encampment and stalled people from rushing in to help because of the ‘Horrors’ as he takes off running. Meanwhile with a large ammount of Numenera and artifacts the group try to escape with the Robot tossing in a devise liquefying everything and morphing it into a black tarry substance with Mel tossing Gara a devise that started to eat away at her warm the tar climbing up her leg as she cuts away the skin so it doesn’t spread. Mel realizes that if Sly was there he would have made a warped distasteful joke about a numenera high five killing and wonders more about if Oliver is really Oliver. With their loot and artifacts packed up they run north with Mel telling everyone the leader had been double crossed and to help him since the Merchant is an evil woman after hearing the shouts from Oliver as they moved away.
As the group moved away from the encampment north into the outskirts of the forest they came under artillery fire from one of the encampment leaders bodyguards. After a bit of running and a plan they snipe the creature in the head with Mel wanting to run back to steal his weapons, he and the robot hear odd chattering language and see lights spinning and reducing in number before running away realizing he was self-destructing and the weapons were fused to his body. Safely in the outskirts of the forest and wondering what to do they see several more of the creatures moving rapidly on the outskirts of the camp.
Meanwhile Sly went to grab his sister and her kids and have her escape since things are going to be bad considering what happened. She explained she didn’t know where her husband was and Sly had to verify if she meant for today or a few years. With thugs knocking down tents Sly prostrates and gives his sister and her children time to escape. He offers sexual favors to the two thugs which distracts them but opts to just spend a few minutes doing nothing before making them forget anything happening after they agreed and stood up and commented on that the situation was weird and he hadn’t had anyone call him that during such a session. The thugs looked at each other not knowing if that was good or bad and went back to work shaking people down for information. East of the encampment Sly meets up with his sister and her kids and tries to figure out where to stash them so he can find her husband plus he needs to find out where her husband is, there’s the fact the monster will be in town the following day possibly which was ahead of other rumors the party had heard. He needed to get with the rest of the party and figure out a game plan for the monster since stopping it would probably do wonders for their current reputation with the Encampment plus maybe put them on a better footing with the Convergence. The last part was something Sly was hoping for.