The group stayed clear of The oytugh in the garbage pit and made short work of a nefarious trap that blasted acid at intruders and dropped skeletal snakes upon them as they made their way deeper into the Warrens.
They found a Laboratory that showed signs of something running amok, and killed the Derro cleaning it up. A room beyond was boarded up and showed signs that whatever was in their had been trying to get out. Deciding it served no purpose to let it out at this point, since it didnt seem to make any noise, they moved further in and found a detention area that had a dozen people held in trenches where they wallowed in a state best left unsaid. Most were so ill and malnourished they could not speak or move…but one young lady recently grabbed while exiting a tavern, Tiora, was able to talk to them and help after they defeated the Prison Guard, a heavy set and fairly unintelligent brute called Cabbagehead for the look of his face…
Tiora stood guard over the released prisoners as the party moved deeper in and found Ghaekens remains which were going to be used in the animation of a Flesh Golem, for what nefarious reason they had no idea…Why would a known Shoanti Tribal Cheiftains son’s head be attached to a Golem?…..
Shortly their after they did discover a library with numerous books on Necromancy, creating undead, creating constructs and diseases. Jalumm made certain to take a few books on Necromancy with him. Afterward they ran into the Sorcerer Vreeg, A Derro with the taint of the Undead racing through his veins. A hard battle saw the group victorius as they retrieved Priests of Pharasma and the Guard to purge the lab and care for the prisoners.
All the prisoners lived because of the party’s timely rescue. Field Marshal Kroft told them to take a few days off since they had been going hard for about 2 weeks now.
During this time they returned to Thousand Bones and he was very thankful for their returning Ghaekens body to him. He gave them the name of the Ancient Shoanti wiseman Galdron Greenheart who had been one of the guardians of the Sacred Shoanti site, who might know what purpose the old ruins had and why The Shoanti had fought so hard to keep it from being occupied. Galdron had died defending his grove located near the site of Mirani embassy long years ago, and is reputed to be buried at the center of his grove….at the location called The Green market. He also told them he had to return Ghaekens remains to the sacred burial grounds on The Storval Plateau, North East of Kaer Maga by about 3 days journey called The Kallow Mounds. He said after ritual he had to attend a meeting of the Wisemem of his tribe The Skoan-Quah (or Skull Clan) to decide which way Their tribe would vote in the upcoming vote for war among the clans…
Jalumm found rumors of his daughter being spotted in Old Korvosa and some investigation showed there were about 100 or so Tieflings among the disenfranchised of the city…though a few held positions of Instructors at The Acadamae. It was among these that he discovered there is a wedge between Headmaster Toff Ornelos and The Patriarch of House Ornelos, Volsheynek The Undying Lord.
Aldlara spent a few days utilizing her feminine wiles to gain several favors she could call in at a moments notice if needed.
Gideon found out a new cult had sprung up recently, called The Cult of Lisaala. The primary Leader of The Cult seemed to be an Enchantress who went by the name Tirana, and hailed from Kaer Maga. Gideon also found out that Sable Company suspected foul play from the Queen and Gideon was warned ‘something big was going to happen and be ready’. Gideon moved Swiftwing out of Sable Company’s Great Tower….and began training with the Hippogriff in earnest.
During their meeting with The Shoanti, Kizziar found out the warriors of the barbarians had no respect for him, because he didnt use ‘real weapons’ and did not have the decency to fight man to man.
After a few days, They were told by Field Marshal Kroft that when she tried to have Trinia snuck out of Korvosa, The Gray Wardens had captured her and she was due to be executed for crimes against the Crown, as she was exposed as a poisoner who had killed King Eodred.
During the execution, a timely rescue of Trinia by Blackjack was fortuitous, and in the confusion, Sable Company struck. as Commander Endrin tried to kill the Queen with a whole wing fighting Gray Maidens and Wardens to run interference. Queen Ileosa was unscarred by what should have been a deathblow as the blade bounced off her bodice whith nary a scratch, upon which she reached out a delicate hand, and snapped the blade in half. and then Sabina Merrin, her bodyguard and Captain of The Gray Maidens, gravely wounded Commander Endrin. Sable Company was left leaderless and in shambles as The Gray Wardens seized The Great Tower.
Things are indeed escalating in Korvosa.
Experience for The Dead Warrens: 2685 ea Total: 10,944. Party goes to 4th Level. Next Level: 15,000