|Blue Eyed Devil|
So my PCs just encountered Vaddrigan Pol, and he escaped alive. This isn't the first baddie to escape the PCs, Earl Vernisant did similar in the Birthright Betrayed prequel session I ran, and they won the verbal duel against Count Lotheed, leaving him alive (he could be broken out of imprisonment).
What I'd like to do is set up essentially a league of evil that holds a grudge against the party specifically for defeating them and forcing them out of power. Rallied by Duke Panivar Lotheed, I think it would make a fun and interesting added encounter in Zimar in Book 4 to face off against an assembled party of 10th level villains they've fought before, while serving to reinforce the threat of the Immaculate Circle.
The question is, would this work better as a stand-alone encounter in Zimar (don't want to blow their cover, but given this party's track record they'll probably do that themselves), or is there an equivalent encounter to a 10th level Cavalier on a lion mount, 10th level Mesmerist, and 8th level magus that I could sub in somewhere in the book? I'm currently drawing a blank.