Grimwyrd happened today!
The party fought hard to slay the Darkness-posessed warlock necromancer, and in the fray the tainted Lord Marshall Geofferson fell to a redstone want malfunction! (Brought about by Syviis shooting him in the wand) In the aftermath, Deloth-Ainur the demon monk slunk away in her shadowform. The Oakway guard stood ready on the sidelines, not ready to test themselves against mad wizards and THE PARTY
Roderick immediately set to clear the good name of The Heroes of The South; he called an immediate council of the nobles in tow, the minordomo adjudicating. The rest of the party went about tossing the evil elven guest house, searching for clues.
As the good knight postulated their innocence (and double treason cancelling out, cuz they won) the Beastman Gray and Elf Syviis went about with their newfound spirit and magic senses.
They found a butt load of evil spirits and magic
Once they we're done exorcizing the room, and sweeping up the messy human remains, they had a solid magic fingerprint evidence against the evil work being done here. At that same time, Roderick was suggesting that the numerous Scorned and Ro-Haern be conscripted uner one banner of protection, which he would lead, and use as an army to root out the evil forces working against the kingdom.
At the very least, this would force the hand of whoever is working against them...
The council agreed, and papers to be drawn up that very moment forming the Protectorate of the South