The party departed the Vastana's camp and made their way to Vallaki. Upon entering the city, they spotted a Carnival wagon in the Arasek Stockyard. An investigation of the wagon revealed that it was owned by Rictavio and contained some kind of large cat. After inquiring about the whereabouts of the owner, and being unsuccessful, they traveled to the Blue Water Inn. At the Inn they discovered that Rictavio has rented a private room, but was not there. The party searched his quarters, but did not find anything that revealed anything other than his stated purpose. The next morning, they took Ismark and Ireena to the Church of St. Andral's to seek sanctuary. Wherein, the party meet Father Lucian and learned that the sacred object that protected the church had been stolen. The party interview/interograted the orphan boy, Yeska, and grave digger, Milivoj, discovering the Milivoj stole the bones and sold the to the coffin maker, Henrik van der Voort. The party proceeded across town to seek out the coffin maker and confront him, hoping to secure the return of the bones. The party entered the coffin maker's shop and home, against his will and confronted him. He informed the party that he was instructed by Strahd's minions to secure the bones for their Lord. The bones are hidden in the crate in the next room, protected by the minions. The party boldly entered the storage room and search for the bones. Unfortunately, the first crate they open contained one of Strahd's minions, a vampire spawn, so a bloody fight began. The vampire spawn took the upper hand immediately, and proceeded to shred the party. Otis entered the room and turned two of the spawn, and retreated into the hallway, only to have one of the spawn drag him back into the dark room, where the remaining vampire spawn proceeded to claw and bite him, until he passed into unconsciousness. Karthos magically switched places with Otis, allowing Jatha to revive him, and the he magically retreated from the vampire spawns grasp.
Gwynbleidd Dyaebl boldly placed himself in harms way attempting to secure the doorway, just as Otis had done before, and once again the vampire spawn drug him into the room, and therein drank his life from his body, leaving a lifeless husk. At this moment, the remaining party members realized that sunlight would aid them in defeating the vampire spawn, and proceed to shatter and/or open the shuttered and bared windows, exposing the vile creature to the radiant energy of the sun, and allowing the party to rally and slay the vile creatures.
The party retrieved the bones of St. Andral and a few coins for their effort. What shall become of Gwynbleidd remains a mystery.