The Road To The Crimson Throne

Seven Days to The Grave: Infectious Encounters
or how we learn of diseases and the newest threats to Korvosa's peace

Bravely the group faced off to the Sea Druid Yvicca and her summoned creatures and through teamwork and the healing energies of Aldlara, they managed to win the day.

Bedraggled and tired the group searched the ship, finding a couple strange boxes that had been opened, that carried residual magical energies of Necromancy. They also found a locked chest, and a strange birdlike mask that proved to be a Plague Doctors Mask. Before they opened the sealed chest they spotted the Shoanti leaving en masse from their settlement, Trails End, on the banks of the Jeggare River, and headed towards the small hamlet by the boat they had obtained in Thieves Camp; The Varisian enclave.

as they beached the boat they spooted a priest of Abadar, dressed as a Doctor, hurrying to the Hamlet and met him. Acolyte Ishani Dhatri explained he had been requested by Watch Sgt Grau Soldado to go to Grau’s sisters home in Trails end and tend the illness of his niece, Brienna. They discover that Graus had gone looking for them, after going to the temple of Abadar.

Accompanying the Acoylte, they meet Graus older sister Tayce, a woman who had fallen in love with a Varisian and had three children with the fisherman, before he died in a river accident. She had made her way as a seamstress and washer woman rasiing her kids as best she could.

Brienna had found one of the boxes they had found, on the shore, and this one was unopened. She opened it finding several gold coins. When she came back to her home with the coins, she fill ill shortly thereafter. Tayce had given the coins to a messenger to get help for her daughter.

It didnt take long for the frail child to become very ill at this virulent disease. Aldlara stayed with Ishani, while Kizziar returned the boat, Jalumm headed back to their home not feeling well, and Gideon went to talk to Shoanti contacts.

Gideon found out the Shoanti had discovered the people aboard the vessel were told to bring the boxes to Korvosa and distribute them among the locals. The distribution happened anyway, even with the sinking as some of the boxes washed up in Trails End, Thieves Camp, and Old Korvosa. Not to mention eager treasure seekers had dove down finding a few on the bottom of the river. The Shoanti had told Gideon that death was coming to Korvosa, and if wanted to live he should leave. When Gideon had said he couldnt, The Skoan-Quah member had said to not forget what he was told about The Green Market by Thousand Bones….

Gideon wanted as the remaining Shoanti tribesman fled…

Kizziar discovered that the fisherman he had returned the boat to, had similar symptoms as Brienna Soldado and he admitted to being one of the treasure seekers in the early morning hours….

On the way back to their home, Kizziar ran into Eddie Gin, who came with him…telling them again that Sgt Marcus Galwatty wanted to see them, urgently. Kizziar told Eddie of what he had found out about a diseases that seemed fast spreading, much to the young lads horror, and agreed that Eddie could come to stay with them. When Kizziar and Eddie got back to the base, they found Jalumm already showing the early rash around the eyes of the dieases. kizziar told Jalumm and left immediately to go see the Field Marshal.

Gideon had arrived at the Field Marshal’s already and had talked to her. They had shared information. and she had stressed strongly he meet with Sgt Galwatty, as he had gotten an ehrenrood forcing him to fight and she needed to keep every able bodied guardsman alive, let alone someone with Galwatty’s experience. She also told him that there had been a couple more murders in East Shore and some similar deaths in Old Korvosa. She also mentioned a messenger had brought a sealed scroll tube for Gideon.

Upon opening it he found that a note from Blackjack asked their groups assistance in getting Trinia Sabor out of Korvosa. Gideon kept that one close to his chest when asked by The Field Marshal.

Gideon, Kizziar and eddie gin went to meet Sgt Galwatty at Shoreline Drinkhall and found out that his Ehrenrood had his name and Opie Hardbar’s etched on it in burnt wood., forcing them to fight in 4 days time. sgt Galwatty asked for their help in investigating it, since he didnt have the authority any longer tnad they had authority that even exceeded a Watchouse Captain’s He suggested they look into the following leads-

1. Mona Memy who owns an Inthoso Den in East Shore and is a known bookie on the fights.

2. Tyler Fetch a Varisian Vagrant who does odd jobs for folks and brought the Ehrenrood to Sgt Galwatty.

3. Lt Nodwin d’Aurel, who had been Marcus’ right hand man before the fight club got out of hand, then He had deserted and has not turned up since. he is known to be personal friends with the retired adventurer Sir Albrecht Lunari who frequents Shoreline Drinkhall, where Galwatty met them.

4. Gentleman Jimmy Gems, who had a gambling house that Sgt Galwatty’s men shut down before he was demoted. Jimmy Gems could have an axe to grind. Jimmy Gems has contacts with House Arabasti’s Count Dalarus, who owns a house of ill repute in East Shore

5. Finally- Opie Hardbar has been involved in no less than 3 of the fights that brought about the death of Guard Officers….why does he keep being chosen?

Kizziar, Eddie and Gideon Shoreline Drinkhall and headed back to their place to get some rest…

Jalumm left to search out Malfurin late in the evening and saw Ersta Bedlid leaving his office. He also felt as if he was being watched. Looking around he saw a blind shut on a two story building across the way. Malfurin was very indignant about being bothered late at night, and denied Ersta having been there. He refused to help and was rude overcharging the desperate Jalumm, who, when it appeared he was going to be short to purchase a health restorative, went to offer up the magic dagger he had gotten in the cache of weapons obtained ny the All The Worlds Meat deserters; but found that he just could not let it go ……

Angry, Jalumm left and went to confront the home owner across the way, only to find an old woman who had no idea what he was talking about…..He also retuned back to his base to sleep til morning…

The next moring arrived with any attempts to use mundane means to heal Brienna failing….not only that but Tayce seems to have fallen ill as well……

With one of their own ill and the disease obviously very quick spreading and a host of things that needed attending to, what will the party do?

Session Experience: 3200 (800 each) Total: 12,344 Next Level: 15,000

Seven Days to the Grave: A Ship in The Night
or Strange things are afoot

Returning from the strange events at the ‘hanging’, which turned into something entirely else, the group decided not to do anything right away but just wait until morning to approach Field Marshal Kroft.

In the wee hours of the morning an explosion rocked the night of Korvosa and Gideon, Jalumm and Kizziar went to investigate, Aldlara deciding she would wait until morning…

A ship with one lantern hanging in the window was sinking mid river from multiple strikes of boulders tossed by catapults on the watch towers manned by the Gray Wardens. no move was being made to pull the few crew members from the water, though a few could be seen going ashore in old Korvosa and Trails End.

Gideon flew down on Swiftwing to Trails End and his attempts to secure a crewman was rebuffed by the Sklar-Quah Shoanti Tribesman that had them.

the Guardsman of the Gray Wardens had said they had been ordered to fire on the vessel and sink it. The orders coming from the highest authority….

In the morning, the group had approached The Field Marshal and been told the attempted coup of the monarchy by Sable company had been tuned around and now the remnants of sale Company have fled Korvosa and are in hiding. The Queens forces have occupied The Great Tower.

Blackjack was no wanted for Treason and a search was going on for Trinia and he, but so far nothing was discovered.

The queen also mentioned That demoted Captain Galwatty had been the latest Chelaxian to receive an Ehrenrood calling him out to a deathmatch with a Shoanti Barbarian of known repute, and he was asking for help.

The group decided to meet with Galwatty after they investigated the sunken ship. Even after hearing from Eddie Gin as well That Marcus Galwatty was asking for help…

Obtaining a rowboat they went late in the morning to the vicinity they had seen the ship sinking in and dropped an anchor into the deep river and made their way down into the depths utilizing magicks to allow breathing underwater cast by Aldlara. They lift Aldlara’s friend psuedo-dragon in the boat with their heavier gear while they began to search.

The group became separated in the murky depths of the river and Aldalra came upon the aft section of the ship by chance, where it was brken off from the rest by a large chucnk of undersea rock formation. She began to search around inside, disturbing a nest of silt eels which assaulted her. a few minor wounds later and the next mostly slain, she was startled by Jalumm who had found her and almost gotten himself skewered in hi attempt to make his presence known.

Meanwhile kizziar found the other half of the ship and moved up to one of the holes made by the catapult only to be greeted by a Blue Shark, which closed on him as he swam away. The Shark had come out of the ships hold.

Gideon came to Kizziar’s defense and severely injured the shark, which turned out to be the animal companion of an undersea druid who had come to investigate the ships sinking herself. recognizing her as being a member of the race of Sea Hags that plumbed the ocean depths, they prepared to defend themselves, just as they saw jalumm and Aldlara swim into sight….

Sitting’s Experience: 600 each. Total: 11,544

Edge of Anarchy: Retrieving Ghaekans remains
or They were doing what to his body?

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

Edge of Anarchy: Into The Warrens.

The hardy band of Adventurers turned Special Agents left the Fight Clubs Arena and returned to made their way to The High Bridge Watch House, where they confronted Captain Galwatty. He reluctantly put himself into their custody as they returned to Field Marshal Kroft. She was quite angy at the Captain she had hand picked to handle the High Bridge Watch Captains duties and with yet another black eye on The Korvosan Guard’s Reputation, she informed both Galwatty and the group that a new Fight Club had cropped up that seemed to play the adversarial role of Galwatty’s. Instead of targeting Varisians and Shoanti…this one was targeting Officers of The Korvosan Guard. She explained that for three nights running, an officer had received an Ehenrood, a stick made with unusual and here to for unknown runes that compelled those who had their names etched upon it to fight to the death. So far, no officer had lived. The group knew they had something to do before that though, in going into the Death Warrens where Ghaekans body had gone.

Meanwhile Kizziar, who was too tired and bedraggled to go to the Watch Captain returned to their home, where he met and old Friend, Sergeant Laroj of The Hellknights, who informed his prodigy that The Queen had pulled back all funding for the Hellknights and that was forcing them to withdraw from the city back to Citadel Vraid. An Unusual turn of events for certain…

Some quick rest and refitting and the group made their way to Gray district and to the tomb they new housed the Warrens. They entered and were immediately set upon by several skeletons and even one made from the remains of an Owlbear, which almost proved to be Gideon’s undoing as it severely injured the Sable Company Apprentice.

As they probed deeper they found a band of Derro, deranged Deep Dwarves who had been touched by the radiation found in the depths of the Earth and driven quite mad. These Dwarves seemed to be the Guardians of The Necromancer Rolths foul labyrinth. One of these Derro was a trainer of Stirges they used to draw blood from victims for the Necromancer’s Experiments.

The band found out their ally Jalumm seemed to be invisible to mindless undead…

Edge of Anarchy: Performing Duties

Returning from meeting The King of Spiders, they met with Field Marshal Kroft and turned over the letters proving Ambassador Darvayne Amprei’s addiction to Shivers, which of course would compromise his reliability as an Ambassador and gives The Field Marshal the leverage needed to get him dismissed from Court.

The group headed back to their place and rested over night before searching out their contacts for information on their various searches. They soon discover a fairly reliable address for where Trinia Sabor, the missing artist who is accused of being part and parcel to the Kings Death.

They made their way there and chased Trinia across the rooftop maze knwon as the Shingles, with Gideon being the only one to stay close to her and Kiziar falling to the alleyway during the chase. Majenk, brought the fleeing artist down with a quick sting of his tail, causing her to fall into a deep slumber.

Some quick thinking had the group barely avoid discovery by the Gray Wardens, the new Queens Guard as they returned to their home. Awaking Trinia, they did find her to be fairly quick thinking and a bit of a manipulator….an easy scapegoat. But they did not believe her to be a murderer.

They turned her over to Field Marhsal Kroft, before turning their attention to The Skullcrackers. Meeting with Ersta Bedlid of The Drudgespades they almost lost her confidence when Gideon was found to be a Guardsman, but bringing the family heriloom back helped keep them to having her arrange a meeting with Harmon Quagstaff, the leader of the splinter group of Skullcrackers.

Meet him they did, and his enforcer Grosh One-Ear and a few of the more loyal guardsmen.

A fight arranged in the warehouse basement turned deadly and dangerous as Grosh proved to be a one man wrecking crew and Harmon was exposed to being a Wererat. The party eked out a victory with Aldlara falling to Grosh’s club, but a lucky block by her arm saved her from certain death while fracturing the arm. The evenings session ended with a fight club in panic, the splinter group decimated and The group standing amid the arena with Aldlara’s shallow breathing the only thing signifying her status among the living.

Sessions Experience: 1500 Ea. Total: 8259 Needed for 4th: 9000

Amid the fight clubs arena’s findings is a ledger showing That Ghaekans body was turned over to one of Rolths Lt’s a Sorceror named Vreeg in an old tomb in The Gray District…..Welcome to The Dead Warrens.

Edge of Anarchy: Meet The New Boss
or How I became an Agent of The Crown

Gathering their gains, the group limped out into the night air of Old Korvosa and as they manuevered through alleyways, they were approached by a black clad figure, none-other-than The Legend Himself, Blackjack. He expressed an interest in seeing them pursue their goals and in their survival and then vanished into the night.

Taken aback they continued home for a much needed nights rest. The Morning found Grau Soldado missing and a knock on the door from a Watch Sergeant for West Docks Watch-House.

The Sergeant told them Field Marshal Cressida Kroft requested their presence at The Citadel Volshyenek. The Guard reassured them the request was in good faith, and they responded quickly.

They Found Field Marshal Kroft a down to earth non nonsense woman with the earnest good interest of the city at heart. With her was The Famed Swordsman Vencarlo Orsini, Master of The Orsini Academy of Swordsmanship. Vencarlo expressed his thankfulness they answered her call and expressed his unhappiness with the Death of The King and how The Queen had taken power…and then exited. Filed Marshal Kroft told them of how the investigations into the demise of several criminals in the city had lead her to them and how she was not pleased but understanding and wished them to continue their work, but in an official capacity as her own ‘private agents’. Recent events at All The Worlds Meats, where some deserted Guardsmen who she sought to bring in, had turned bad and the city had witnessed the Guards infighting. Further it had been exposed that the guards were actually grabbing homless and vagrants and cutting them up and serving them to the commonfolk for monetary gain.

A black eye on the Guards reputation for certain. That coupled with the activities of The Skullcrackers were turning the city against her Guardsforce. Not something that was needed so soon after the Kings Death. She gave them Letters of Marque, authorizing them to have authority over any Watch Captain and answering only to her, and through extension The Queen. They were given carte blanche to investigate things they felt needed investigating, as long as they kept her briefed and they pursued some of the things she needed doing.

The party accepted and were told of three tasks that needed fairly immediate attention. 1) It seemed The two Ambassadors from Cheliax were at odds. It seemed The Ambassador Darvayne Gios Amprei had ties to the exiled House Porphyria and was using monies funnled from far off Cheliax to buy back some of the properties of that Exiled Family and behind closed doors was working to make alliances. The Other Ambassador, Paracountess Zarta Dralneen, had gone missing and until they could find her, other manner of reigning in the Ambassador had to be found. Fortunately she knows he has frequented Eels End and suspects that The King of Spiders, Devargo Bavassi may have some leverage she can apply. She wishes the group to go there and in any manner they see fit gain that leverage. 2) A Young Painter named Trinia Sabor, had been found to have had ties to the King, in that she had visited with him multiple times before his death, supposedly making a portrait of him. She was knowns to have lived in The Shingles. Cressida Kroft wanted her brought in for questioning, before The Queens eager forces brought her in for hanging. 3) She had found out that The Spiritual leader of The Shoanti in the area, Thousand Bones, had a Nephew…Gaekan, who had gone missing. She suspects The Skullcrackers had something to do with it, and wants Gaekan found, dead or alive….and returned to the Shoanti, to suppress a bubbling threat of violence. Cressida also informed them she had given Grau Soldado a Watch sergeant Position in High Point.

The group agreed and left splitting up. Gideon met with Eddie Gin and His Thief Catcher Buddy Elril. Leaving them with commands to investigate Trinia and let him know what they found out. When he asked Eddie of goings on, he discovered that a womans body had been found drained of blood in East Shore…..

Aldlara went back to their base and consulted the Harrow Deck asking for insight into the lovers of The King, since he was a known womanizer, in the hopes of it giving her some clue to Trinia’s whereabouts…and was shocked to find out that apparently Zellara was one of his paramours….

Kizziar and Jalumm went to seek out the Reknowned Alchemist Malfurin to get some potions to restore Jalumms health, since he was poisoned severely by orem Menach. The bargain was struck…and some Jalumm’s blood and some gunpowder were part of the exchange…

The group got back together and approached Eels End as clients. an evening of enjoyment was had in the den of depravity that is Eels End and Devargo was approached. They found a captured Psuedo-Dragon named Majenko, who reached out telepathically to the bearer of the Queens Brooch, Aldlara and asked for rescue….Feeling the Brooches hidden magicks awaken, she sought to bargain with The King of Spiders both for the leverage on the Ambassador, which they would pay for, and for life of Majenko. A bargain was struck and Gideon had to play Knivesies with some hopeful thugs looking for employment at Eels End. So soundly did Gideon defeat the thugs that it left Bavassi roaring with pleasure. He released Majenko and began to retrieve the information, giving the bodies of the fallen to his spiders for food….

Sessions Experience: 500 Total: 6739

Edge of Anarchy: The Smuggler's Demise

Orem Menach proved to be resourceful and crafty and almost resulted in the death and or capture of the Hero’s of Korvosa. However, through wile and determination the group defeated him and his lackeys.

Recovering from poison, and the tough fight with the Smugglers the band of heros sits in the underground lair of Menach and pauses to gether what they can, and to decide what is next….

Session Experience: 2120 Total: 6239

Loose Ends-
1) The Brooch- what to do with it.
2) The Skullcrackers Fightclub and why they killed their own member
3) Orem Menachs Ledger showing he had ties to The King of Spiders Devargo Bevassi
4) Why was the Queen in the catacombs with Sabina Merrin
5) find and rescue or Recover Gaekhan’s body for Thousand Bones of The Shoanti.

Edge of Anarchy: Loose Ends

What occurred next was essentially a slaughter. The Heroes of Korvosa took on the Rogue Dragonsclaws- Jan Havnick The Sorcerer, Torrance a Ruffian Thug, Horace and Jeffers a couple of petty criminals. With them were Yagrin, Gaedran Lamms Drug Making Alchemist and Hookshanks Grueller The manager of Lamm’s Lambs. A tough fight was the result that ended poorly for the Rogues hiding in the sewers. All 6 of the enemy was slain and the party limped their way out of the sewers with a fair amount of goods to liquidate.

When they arrived home they found a note from the Smuggler Orem Menach for them to visit him and found they were being watched by a member of his gang. A late night visitor in the leader of the Dragonsclaws, Marna, gave them thanks for destroying the splinter group and told them The Skullcrackers Fightclub was to be found in an abandoned wharehouse in Highbridge. The Fight Club is located in ‘Drudgespade’ Territory and they have an arrangement with the Skullcrackers to tell them of anyone heading to the Fightclub. Their leader is Ersta Bedlid, a female pickpocket of Chelaxian Blood. As leverage she says if they could convince Menach to return Ersta’s mothers necklace, she might be convinced to look the other way.,

The group decided then and their to go talk to Menach and the next day made their way to his Lamp shop in Old Korvosa. They became frustrated with his arrogance and decided bargaining with him was less likely to produce the results they desired than just taking him down…..

Sessions Experience: 938. Total: 4,119

Edge of Anarchy: The Dragons Claws

Unbeknownst to Gideon his encounter with Mr. Tidbits had left him diseased and that night at work he began to sneeze and cough, His Watch Sergeant sent him home with instructions to take it easy for a few days and come back healthy, not wanting to infect the guard in this precarious time.

Catching a good nights rest the group was awakened to a knocking on the door by Little Eddie Gin who said one of the tasks they had asked about, locating Yargin, had reached fruition. It seemed that Yargin and Hookshanks had taken up with an old friend of theirs, Jan Havnick, a member of Pillar Hills Dragon Claws Gang.

Asking around they found out the Dragons Claws hang out at The Kendall Ampitheater It wasn’t hard to find gang members as the group went to observe an Opera about the recent Goblin Attack on Sandpoint. called ‘Burnt Offerings’ The Opera was certainly entertaining. While there, Aldlara decided to settle a score with Jalumm for making her sleep in the same bed with him early on, and hired The Dragons Claws to beat the Sorcerer, an act they were only too happy to comply with. Kizziar tried to stop the gang members, but the ambush was too thorough to halt.

A side effect of the invitation by Aldlara, was a midnight visit at Zellara’s by Marna Blackstone, Leader of The Dragonsclaws. She said she knew what they were looking for, the location of The Skullcrackers Fight Club, but would only give them the information if they took care of someone in her own organization who had caused some unrest by breaking away into a splinter group of The Dragonsclaws, one Jan Havnick. He had taken a few members and a few old friends and set up in a hideout in the sewers.

The group agreed and headed to the sewers the following day, Gideon getting more and more feverish. On the way an Oytugh busted up through the ground, since The Queens edict to furlough all Government Agency’s until things could be sorted out following her husbands death, The Ratcatchers who normally kept an eye on the beasts and insured they stayed in their locations to devour the garbage and sewage the city produced, wern’t around….that left the Oytughs unwatched….

A tough fight resulted in the Oytiughs defeat with the help of a squad of Korvosan Guardsmen.from Pillar Hill Watchhouse.

The party descended into the sewers and encountered a nest of stirges and later a group of hive minded Cerebral Rats that drained party resources and infected Kizziar with the same disease,

Surprise lost, the group stands a mere 60 feet from the hideaway with the quandry to attack the rogue Dragonsclaws or head back to lick their wounds and lose the trail…..What will they do…

Experience for Session: 700. Total to Date: 3182

Edge of Anarchy: Guess who's coming to dinner

The Group made their way to The High Bridge Watch House. On the way across, Gideon saw an old friend, come upon hard time; Grau Soldado, drunk as a lark and apparantly quite out of his mind. A Master swordsman and an ex-lover of Sabina Merrin, Grau had taken to drinking heavily when he had lost his job at the Orsini Academy after he got caught up in a love triangle between Sabina, Vencarlo Orsini and himself. Once a respected Captain in The Korvosan Guard, now he stays in his cups and because of that can not be trusted.He talked Grau into accompanying them back to Zellara’s with saying he would give him a place to sleep for the night.

, where they split up. Aldlara entering to talk to one of her lovers. Captain Marcus Galwatty, The Watchhouse Captain. Undisputed law in High Bridge. She was taken aback when he was less than forthcoming about what he may know about the Skullcrackers, suggesting that she should leave things to the officials. Meanwhile the others made their way back to their new base of operations, Zellara’s Gideon caught some shut eye and then made his way to work with the Korvosan Guard out of the Ridgefield Ward of Northpoint District. They patrolled the ward and saw fleeting glimpses of people breaking curfew, but could not catch anyone.

The next morning The group gathered at Zellara’s and decided to follow up on the one lead they had about The Skullcrackers, and that was to visit Grangs Mortuary in Gray Ward and ask to see the body of the deceased Watch Sergeant, Malkan Abberbaugh.

Talking to Grau, Gideon convinced him to stay on the wagon and hang out at their place and he would help him get a job as a guardsman once again…

Grang, a little balding ferret of a man ran a pretty tight ship with his security Guard Stefano and his secretary Madam Gerrault. The group was getting nowhere when Gideon near the door to the morgue, caught a glimps of a gray skinned and taloned creature whereing a silk ruffled shirt, black slacks and a top hat., when he he had heard a voice shouting that he was hungry and for Grang to feed him and Gideon had opened the door to peek inside.

A lengthy battle insued where The resident Chef, a Ghoul named Mr. Tidbits was taken doown by the group, and Grangs liking for gourmet meals made from the dead body parts of his clients was exposed.. Blackmailing Grang proved to be easy and a select list of others who shared his liking of this gourmet repast was obtained.
1. Countess Bathory (a minor noble in house Ornelos)
2. Watch Sergeant Graven out of Citadel Crest Ward.
3. Deneb Lomax a low level clergy in The Temple of Asmodeus
4. Jivens Gracaus First Mate on a ship called The Griffins Claw
5. Halkus Selacus a merchant who works out of The Dock Trade in Northpoint.
6. Joff Dowmer an apprentice Irnworker
7. Lenora Bellacia a debutante from Cheliax.

The group found out that Grang had a working arrangement with The Skullcrackers to dispose of bodies that needed to be disposed of. All were of Varisian or Shoanti descent and as such never really looked for.

Experience for session: 700 Total to date: 2482:


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