Rask and Zean drove away the few guards stationed at the baron's mansion, and liberated the baron's prisoners prior to entering the house.
The baron was cornered in his study, apparently abandoned by his guards. He defiantly fired a heavy mechanical crossbow at the party as they breached the room, and Rask returned fire… directly into the baron's heart.
At the same time an angry mob of townsfolk began entering the mansion and looting whatever they could carry.
Meanwhile, Rolen met with Rictavio and returned the escaped tiger to the carnival wagon. After fearing that angry townsfolk might come to harm the beast, Rictavio decided to pack up and leave town in the middle of the night.