“Grigor, shall I take you upstairs? Ashira here can get you a bite to eat and drink while we extricate your son. I don’t know if the contraption can take us all upstairs at once.” Saeth took the father towards the boxy device that would take them back up to the castle proper. She looked across at the humans. “Don’t go too far before I get back, get yourselves eaten by another tentacle monster or somesuch.”
Maruc awaited Dieter’s response about being freed, he was particularly interested in his reaction to his father. How he recognised or reacted to him will reveal much about his state of mind. Perhaps the old woman at the village may be a better choice to heal him than dragging him to Specularum where he was not known or cared about.
Feldard set his axe just outside the doorway and entered after Nicolai prepared to physically restrain the unhinged man. While part of the dwarf felt pity for the man being so abused by the darkmage, he wondered how much of Dieter’s mind remained after the mages dark deeds. Perhaps it would be kinder and safer for the party to just to put him out of his misery. Ah.. but with the father looking on that would not go over so well so the dwarf kept his thoughts to himself.
Once he and Feldard were in position, they appoached Dieter to remove the shackles from his arms, whilst also prepared to restrain him if necessary.
As they approached, the chained man suddenly came at them with the fury of a caged animal.