“It’s probably Matt Mercer’s fault.”
So...they rot in jail for the rest of their lives?
This is beginning to feel like willful misinterpretation.
Assuming none of their varied attempts to escape succeed, perhaps The People’s Front of Cormyr stages a bold rescue if they swear to join the cause. Perhaps the king offers them amnesty in exchange for them undertaking a dangerous mission. Perhaps there’s a revolution and the prison is stormed and all the prisoners freed, but they have to fight weaponless through a riot. Perhaps….
Honestly I’m a bit puzzled that I need to spell this out.