So there we were standing in the doorway. Trying to figure out what was the best way to release annebelle from her captors. Jason detected that there were a lot of spells active in this room. So we decided to go back up the stairs and gather more information. Belle was staying down here with Annebelle and Jason decided to stay down here and see if he could gather more information and the preacher decided to stay to. We started talking to people around town. Beau went into one of the two saloons in town and naturally started chatting up the women. Jake went in and started telling this tale about how Reverend was bringing the power of the lord to the area. That all bad people should rush out and make their penance to the lord and get forgiven for their misdeeeds. two guys got up and left, one ran across the street to the other saloon and the other rushed up the hill to the mansion. I sat outside and started carving bear beads, I was immediately mobbed by the kids, who I gave them out to. I was just watching the people and carving. A short time later the one who had gone up to the mansion came back. He was very pale and carrying a folded piece of paper in the other looking very scared and nervous. He was headed directly towards this saloon. Clara stopped him and asked if he was ok, but he just brushed on by and went inside. Jake was still telling his tale to the good folk inside, the guy came up to the table and placed the piece of paper in front of Jake. About this time Beau came downstairs and Jake just handed off the paper to him, it had Jakes name on it. Beau opened it up and read it. As we found out later it had some kind of spell on it that made him very angry. He stormed out of the saloon just pushing people aside as he went. Clara was standing out front when he came out and started to talk to him, but he just pushed her down in the dirt. She got up and whacked him, he turned around and shot her with is derringer. Luckily she was wearing her duster and it saved her. She punched him hard in the stomach, knocking him down. I got up to help him as he looked pretty bad. I lit my peace pipe and cast healing upon him. The kids went out of their minds, cheering me, exclaiming I was a medicine man.
Clara saw the piece of paper lying on the ground with Jakes name on it and picked it up, I don’t know why but after she read it she asked if I had a match, so I gave her one. She lit the corner of the page and it burned for a second then went out. She then tried lighting the middle of the page and it burst into flames and was completely consumed. We were standing outside when the saloon across the street exploded in flame, Jake taking advantage of the situation pointed out that one of the men who had fled had gone over there. Then all of the sudden the church with bathed in a column of light. Everyone came running to put out the fire, and we joined in. While we were putting it out Jake suddenly went running off to the bunker and we all followed once the fire was out. We got down there to find out that Belle had entered the field of barrier without a problem. But now she could not get out. She pointed out the details of the room, and when I saw the relic in the corner I realized it was the shape of the necklace that belle had taken from the train. So I surmised that it was the key and why she was able to enter the area, figured it was also the key that would let her out, but she was afraid to place it in there cause she did not want him to have the necklace and figured she would lose it. We then decided since there was nothing we could do down here we should go back up and face Nicodemus. So we climbed the hill and knocked on his door. As it turned out the paper had been an invitation to dinner so we went in and spoke to him. Some people some times do not seem the wisest as Jake basically told him that Belle was trapped in the room with the item he wanted. He explained to us that he wanted the item to trade to the Baron for something he needed that the Baron had. He gave us the scroll we had come here seeking, and went off and to fetch Belle. We had dinner and after some discussion, Belle placed the amulet into the relic and it transported the necklace up to the dining room and encased it in some kind of barrier. The ward over the area downstairs, dropped and we were free to leave, seeing as it was late at night I thought we would be better off to stay here since he said it was not safe outside due to wandering things.