Almsday, 1833 Rain 28
While Vayol is being inducted to his new office in the Church, D’Jango and Zora decide to ditch and deal with the cursed sword.
A witch named Lavinia tells them they need to either take on an ettin or a dire wolf:
To break attunement will require a fang and claw of lupine dire.
Restoring is a different fee: bring two heads where one should be.
The dire wolf parts will allow him to discard the cursed sword, but both heads of an ettin will restore the blade and allow him to keep it. They opt for the latter and drop 600gp on a dose of Torpor poison—an ingested poison that incapacitates the target—and an entire boar.
A nearby ettin and its pet dire wolf aren’t hard to find. D’Jango and Zora poison the boar carcass and hang it from a tree just outside its lair, hoping the ettin will come out and eat it, easy-peasy. However, the dire wolf comes out to investigate first. Its keen sense of smell makes it difficult to remain hidden. D’Jango’s invisibility only masks his image. Shortly after the fight begins, the ettin emerges also.
Zora is holding her own between the dire wolf and the ettin. Perhaps recalling that ettins are very territorial, D’Jango targets the ettin with phantasmal force of another ettin. The illusion takes hold, enraging the two-headed giant. As the ettin swings wild at the figment, Zora strikes the dire wolf, sending it retreating back into the cave. Then the two gang up on the ettin and slay it with ease.
As they are lamenting the unused poisoned boar, Zora gets the idea to feed the boar to the dire wolf and try to capture it. The plan works, and now they have a very groggy dire wolf. Bringing it into town is a non-starter, so they chain it to a tree outside of town while D’Jango has his cursed sword restored to a +1 rapier.