Our heroes left the basilisk behind and stumbled into what they believe to be a thieves hide-out. They were ambused. Grue showed up rather unexpectedly and said “this isn’t actually happened. Pay attention!” Then he drew an impressive-looking dagger that grabbed everyone’s attention.
The gnome in a jester’s outfit had just been revealed after turning invisible. He shouted “Release the beast” and a gate opened. The rest remains to be revealed in next week’s game.