The party heads north, deeper into the asylum in search of the escaped ratling. In the conference room, they discover two unique creatures, called Pickled Punks. Elrik is the first to experience the terrible bite of a pickled punk, and after several rounds of combat the party is successful.
In another room off the hallway, the party captures a ratling by the name of Ratch Manby. In return for freedom, he tells you know what he knows about The Tatterman. After releasing Ratch, the party evenutally comes to Adminstrator Eliege Losandro and her office. They find her on her knees, and she appears to be screaming but instead of screams a noxious vapor is pouring from her mouth. While searching her office, our heros find two handouts (see links below). The party also learns that Count Lowls might be responsible for their current predictament.
Our heros next encounter two Apostles in Orpiment that were searching for, and destroying records related to Ulver Zandalus. After dealing with the apostles and rentering the hallway, Poppy and Elrik head the sound of something dripping coming from the eastern door. They move closer to inspect. Poppy notices that beads of blood are pushing thru the door boards. At exactly that moment, the doors burst open and the hallway is flooded with a torrent of bloody gore, knowing all the party except Sith-Dinar prone and covering them all with blood.