Lydia sent invitations; it’s rude to refuse and old friend, so everybody got their arses in gear and travelled through all of Europe to get there as soon as possible.
When Riina arrived to Pamplona, the city was besieged. Riina is a tank. Knocking happened. The angry mob was kindly let into town to loot, murder, rape, and set fire to everything.
Somehow, it led to Christ manifesting himself on a cart, which speeding at a neck-breaking speed down the hill straight into the angry mob.
Meanwhile, Joachim had a clandestine conversation with a charming Assamite in one of the city’s gardens. When they parted and Joachim saw the death and destruction that had befallen the city, his bleeding heart ached and he started compulsively collecting waifs.
Caspar was suffering as the love of his life, Eva, was in jeopardy – she was captured by the Inquisition, who had been responsible for the whole burning city situation in the first place, definitely. Cue rescue mission.
Unfortunately, the rescue mission came to late to save the love of Bianca’s life – Venclav II. The dastardly Inquisitor brother Esteban carried him off in the dead of the night, and the poor, dashingly handsome, ghoul was thus lost forever.
It all ended up with our brave heroes somehow acquiring a whole set of a dozen heretics and about twice the amount of orphaned children, so they did the only thing that made sense at the time – they led them deep into a land they knew nothing about to “help” them.
The Spanish Inquisition had a field day with that one.
Shenanigans, I tell ye.