Travancians in attendance: Dame Angeliana Himmlisch of Winterdark, Berek Orino, Haytham Lavarsson, Lorenzo Stiletto, Mina Hollyhock, Tyr Mörkthjarta
This party was called to the Black Keep by Lord Hystern Meldicia to destroy a shade that had attacked him and attempted to possess him. While investigating the Black Keep, we found the shade, a soldier who died during the Kormyrian Civil War, but he did not act aggressively toward us. After communicating with him, we discovered that the Lord Hystern who had contracted us was not as he seemed; the shade had discovered this and attacked Hystern in an attempt to reveal the deception. This corroborated evidence discovered by Travancians the night before that there were doppelgangers in Arkovnia. We came to the conclusion that the Lord Hystern we spoke to was a doppelganger, and set off to find the real Hystern.
Our search led us to a room accessible from a secret door in Hystern's chambers, which led to an exit from the Keep. In this room, in a locked closet, we found the sleeping bodies of Lord Hystern and one of his guards whom we had met earlier. Just then, the doppelganger guard, accompanied by other guards, arrived to attempt to arrest us. The impostors had convinced the rest of the guard that we were doppelgangers and a danger to the Keep. A fight broke out, and we fought our way up to the Keep, where we also fought the doppelganger Hystern, and killed the two doppelgangers. We were only able to wake the sleeping victims once their doppelgangers were killed.
In her official capacity as the Heart of Winterdark, Dame Angeliana led an investigation of the guard, and ten of the twelve guards of the Black Keep were taken into custody on suspicion of being doppelgangers. An autopsy of the doppelganger bodies revealed nothing biologically dissimilar from their victims. The information Travance learned about their behavior, motivations, and weaknesses has been compiled into a missive that is posted in multiple places including the Dragon's Claw Inn.