We got Steward back.
Acedia tracked the girl next time she showed up, and we followed her through some kind of portal.
On the other side there was... a forest. It wasn't the Path of Black Leaves. The trees were all normal seeming. I'm not sure where we were. There was no sign of the girl anywhere.
We found a cabin nearby. It was sort of old-timey. It sat on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean.
Steward was inside. He was tied up and unconscious.
We took him and we went through the Empty City to get out of wherever we were. It wasn't long before the Dolls found us, but we left the City as soon as they did. The rest of our traveling was done with the Path.
He's still out, but he seems fine.
Please wake up soon.