"Well... now that I think on it, they were a pretty private group. There were lots of rumors about madness or black magic being practiced, but that happens whenever someone doesn't circulate with the average townspeople, so I guess I never gave it much weight."
He exhales, "But this house makes a person think - maybe it's true. I mean, if the windows upstairs are the recipe to become a lich, who would have paid to put them in? The father, Vorel, right? What if the curse on these paintings - whatever is making Rullis see them differently - what if it is telling us what happened to the family? Maybe those two froze to death somehow and this one burned up? There was a fire around the time they abandoned the house, if I recall correctly - maybe she was in it."
"I don't know, this is beyond me. Let's keep looking. There has to be something here that makes all the clues make sense, right?"
He pauses, "If this is telling us what happened to the whole family, what's become of Aldern? He didn't look like Rullis described last time we saw him."