Another Person with the same bug. Ran from the Redcaps, but did a chunk of Damage to Ethel first. Ran through the fireplace and down the stairs after her. Fought the confused mask wearers, then ran through the gas taking the least damaging path (and eating food to regen). Entering into cave, no Ethel, and talked to Mayrine in the cage (spouting lines about killing the hag. I couldn't bring myself to kill May though, so had Wyll pickpocket the quest item instead. not sure if that will count as complete, but can't be doing with redoing the entire thing.