The adventurers recovered from the ambush and quickly made their way into the nearby Town Hall. They found the area to be full of books and tomes. Beltaine noticed a faint white glow emanating from the Shallyan temple aswell as a bright blue glow from the Town Hall. He also noticed myriad of colors surrounding himself. They pressed on through the chamber and tried to exit on the market side of the building. They heard a faint cough and clank behind them. As they turned around they noticed a middle aged woman dressed in the livery of the Celestial Order standing in the middle of the chamber. "You are precisely eleven minutes and thirty-three seconds late!" Valdorin looked puzzled at the woman and quickly introduced himself. The woman introduced herself as Raina Weinstein of the Celestial College on a mission for the Von Bruners. She explained she was studying Morrslieb for the noble Von Bruners when the city was overrun. A strange sleep had enchanted her and she had awakened due to a loud bell. Before long she saw the city was overrun with Ratmen. The adventurers quickly explained where they were going and Raina decided to join the party as she had foreseen.
The group tried to sneak through the marketplace by hiding behind stalls but the entire group was spotted by a group of Stormvermin with the exception of Raina. The Stormvermin quickly surrounded Björn, Valdorin, Beltaine and Hendrich and struggle for life and death erupted. Raina quick on her feet cast a spell that teleported her to the roof of the Town Hall, here she had a good view of the surroundings. She started observing the market square through her telescope built into her staff. Beltaine was being cornered by one of the larger rats but Hendrich quickly intervened and pushed Beltaine to safety, he landed on the floor but away from danger. It was then that Raina discovered a skulking rat on one of the opposing rooftops carrying what looked a like a gun-like contraption. She quickly warned her allies and pointed towards the rat. The rest of the group dispatched the final Stormvermin and turned their attention towards the Ratling gunner. As if on que a loud bestial roar split the sky and a Ogre-like creature bounded across the market square towards the adventurers. All the adventurers felt a bead of sweat trickle down their brow as the creature's mass got closer to them. The spell broke first for Beltaine and Raina, as one they started shooting the Ratling gunner with magical darts. Björn closed his eyes and wiped his brow. He told his allies they should go, "Tell Karak Kadrin of my deeds!" Björn charged the creature but Hendrich didn't listen "I'm not letting you go!". Valdorin sensed the tension and confronted the creature with the two warriors. He gave the beast a steely gaze and calmly proclaimed: "We've felled creatures far worse than you". The creature seemed enchanted by the fey-like gaze and focused it's attention at the two warriors in front of it. Beltaine wanted to end the confrontation quickly and grabbed the mysterious item from his pouch and poured his will into in. The energy he gained would grant him more power in his next magical attack. The magic was raw and wild and made him lose his concentration and cause him to miscast his spell. Raina saw various colors spring forth from Beltaine followed by a small explosion. She poured her will into one of her more powerful spells and lightning arched from her staff and into the air before striking the ground. One of the market stalls caught fire but nothing else.
During the fight Morrslieb pulsed with sickly green light and bathed the entire town in it's radiance. The entire group felt the dark presence emanating from the dark moon. The moon caused the Rat-Ogre to fight even fiercer and Grimnir's eye fell upon Björn as he was struck down and flew across the market place. The group looked on in horror as their friend was struck down and did not get up. Hendrich took Björn's example and stood his ground, Beltaine picked up Björn's axe and was ready to depart. Valdorin readied another arrow and Raina was confident she would live, she didn't see herself die today. Raina readied another magic dart and ended the life of the ratling gunner before it could take it's first shot. Hendrich blocked a direct hit from the Rat-Ogre but couldn't hope to last. Another hit saw his shield fly from his hands. He looked in horror as the beast threw him through one of the market stalls. He lay there unmoving. Valdorin looked on in horror as his companions were seemingly murdered by the foul beast. He readied another arrow as the beast charged him. He leaped back and shot an arrow as he landed safely behind one of the stalls. The creature charged after him and caught the arrow straight in it's eye, it fell through the stall but lay still. With the Rat-Ogre dead the group quickly checked on their friends.
Björn and Hendrich were both in critical condition, if they did not get help quickly they would not survive the night. Raina surrounded her hand in lightning and cut a stall into pieces to create a makeshift stretcher. With much effort she placed Björn upon it. The others found some materials to do the same for Hendrich. Raina grouped up with Beltaine and Valdorin and asked where they were headed before they all met. Valdorin quickly explained their situation and told her they were headed towards the Temple of Shallya. A loud horn suddenly sounded across the city, drowning out the loud bell. The Horn of Magnus sounded loudly and drew the attention of many Skaven. Many of the Skaven sieging the Temple set off towards the Horn of Magnus.