The Road To The Crimson Throne

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Aldlara's List of Savored Stings, Volume One

In a small, black leather book, Aldlara keeps a ledger of slights against her, ensuring that no one who crosses her goes unpunished.

To Feel the Sting:

Gaedran Lamm: Tried to use me as a common informant, and then tried to kill me with his poisoned shiver when I refused to acquiesce. He’ll rue the day he crossed me. Gaedran Lamm sleeps with the sharks. It’s a shame I never got to shove his own product down his cowardly throat.

Kizziar Makoa: Within minutes of meeting this buffoon, he had the audacity to swipe my bottle of wine. Someone needs to teach him some table manners. I think I’ve shown him the error of his ways: I publicly spilled wine in his lap this evening. It serves him right: if he wanted it that badly, he surely wouldn’t mind wearing it.

Jalumm: This aberrant crossbreed needs to learn his place. I had ensnared a minion with Calistria’s power, and this fool threatened to ruin everything by trying to kill my thrall, in spite of my direct instructions to the contrary. I cannot let such insolence go unpunished.

Gideon Vosk: I’m not sure this one warrants one of the Wasp Queen’s comeuppance’s just yet, though he did seem to ignore me when we met at the fortune teller’s place. And with me in my most low cut dress! Perhaps he prefers the company of other men?

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Edge of Anarchy: The Old Fishery

The Parade ending, Each of the group…The Addict turned Priestess Aldlara, The Aspiring Hellknight Kizziar, The Demonic Sorcerer Jalumm. and The Down on his luck Guardsman Gideon, each received a Harrow Card with a message to meet another who had reason to hate Gaedran Lamm at 3 Lancet Street in The West Dock Ward of Midland after dark.

With the sun setting the individuals made their way There to find it was the residence/shop of a very well to do Fortune Teller, Zellara. At First she was absent leaving behind a welcoming well lit home with wine and bread set out. As the party gathered a few moments of getting to know each other occurred before Zellara came downstairs to tell of a tale where her Harrow Deck had been stolen by Gaedran Lamm’s goons and her son had retrieved it earning Lamms Wrath. A few days later Her son had been upducted and when she sought information of his whereabouts from the Korvosan Guard, Lamm had sent her fingers in a box. She had gone to Lamm and begged to no avail and turned to magical means to find people to aid in her struggle….

Enter the party.

Hearing the information and after a short period of question and answer the group set out to where she said Lamm was hiding out currently, an Old Fishery in West Dock. Gathering gear and performing a recon they stood before a ramshackle building with some boarded up windows and doors and a scuttled ship tied to docks behind the Fishery.

They entered through the front door and what began in stealth quickly soured as The Mastiff, Bloo alerted to the parties entrance and Kizziar threw caution to the wind by firing his ‘Boom Stick’ in the confines of The Fishery. As the first of Lamms Lt’s, Giggles The Half-Orc Enforcer, made his presence known by slamming his flail into the priestess head, who fell beneath his blow. Kizziar saved her life by sacrificing one of his healing draughts to revive her. Giggles and Bloo were both down quickly. Jalumm The Sorcerer ran into the heart of the Fishery to discover his long lost daughter was one of Lamm’s Lambs, a Pick Pocket. The Second Lt, Hookshanks Grueller aka Hooky, The manager and trainer of The Lambs, was present and tried to turn the Lambs against the party. Jalumm used Magic to injure Hooky and dazzle some of the Lambs into unconsciousness with a blinding flash of brilliant light. During the confusion of the moment, The brainwashed daughter fled into the night. Aldlara charmed Hooky into calling off the Lambs and he lead the remaining children upstairs to await there fate….unbeknownst to the group…Hooky went and freed Yargin Hooky, and The remaining Lambs all fled the scene.

Meanwhile, The Guardsman Gideon, rescued a young woman who had been abducted to be Yargin’s plaything. Yargin was the 3rd Lt, The Chemist who made shivers for Lamm. Yargin was captured and the young woman rescued.

Finding a loading basket that could be used to descend to the dock below and then into Lamms residence, They found the waters of the Jeggare River had sharks….Fierce Jigsaw Sharks. One seemed to be haunting the shallow waters near The Fishery.

One by one they descended, and when thugs in Lamm’s employ discovered the group they had to move before Kizziar had descended. The Thugs fell quickly to spell and blade and Gideon ran to go after Lamm leaving Aldlara to face Lamm’s Pet, Gobblegut..The Alligator who promptly snapped her spear. Fortunately Lamm was hard-pressed by The Guardsman and called his Gator back to help him.

Kizziar slipped while descending and fellinto the basket and the weakened rops snapped on one side, dangling him into the water where the shark swam by sampling his flavor…

Kizziar’s Musket fell into the shallow water and sank to the bottom.

The party finally dispatched Lamm as Kizziar gained footing on the floating dock as the light rain became a heavy rain and a flash of lightning happened in the distance.

Exp for session:
742

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Aldlara's Book of Sacred Stings, Volume II

Aldlara keeps a small, black leather book in which she maintains a list of those who have incited her wrath, and are deserving of retribution:

Jalumm: In addition to his insolence as we tried to apprehend Lamm and his compatriots, the boor had the audacity to try and force his way into my bed. Better men than he have paid a small fortune for that privilege, and he sought to simply declare himself as being deserving? Sure, he claimed to be only interested in sleeping, but we know how men are… and that’s without even taking into consideration the fiendish blood that surely runs hot in his veins.

I showed him, however… When it became clear that he would get no restful night in the same bed as mine, he relented, and slunk back to some other corner of Zallara’s house. Still, I sense that the ledger is not yet balanced, and that the sorcerer is yet to get what is due him.

Hooky: One of Lamm’s lackies. That, in and of itself, is deserving of the Wasp Queen’s harshest justice, but the gnome did not even have the decency to wait patiently for me to attend to him while we fought his other minions, nor to keep his young brats under some sort of control. He’ll regret running off before I was ready for him.

Yargin: Gideon found this degenerate as he was violating a young girl, Leslie. Callistria surely knows no greater affront than to take her greatest gift, and defile it through force and coercion. No place in Korvosa is safe for this man. He’ll beg me for permission to die.

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The Edge of Anarchy: The King is Dead

As Rain began to pour and lightning flashed in the sky, Kizziar, with the aid of a rope and grapple, went fishing for his musket in the shallow waters of the Jeggare River where it flowed into Conquerors Bay. Meanwhile the party searched through leavings of Gaedran Lamm and found a good many bits of treasure.

From Yagrin
Potion of Cure Light Wounds 1d8+2
An Obsidian Wand of Acid Splash 1d3 damage 30 foot range. 28 charges
Potion of Endure Elements CL 2
3 Vials of Acid
2 Tanglefoot Bags
1 Thunderstone
Garnet Amulet Valued at 100 Gold

From Giggles
Masterwork Heavy Flail

From Gaedran
Masterwork Light Crossbow
Silver dagger
Bracers of Armor +2
Masterwork Sword Cane

Various places in the Fishery
A Narrow Teak and Jade Cigar Case valued at 25 Gold
A 2 lb Gold Bar with the stamp of Imperial Cheliax valued at 100 Gold
A Miniature Gold Crown worth 350 Gold
A Fist Sized Scrimshaw of a Kraken with Garnets for eyes worth 200 Gold
A Nice Silver Ring with an inscription ‘For Emmah-The Light in My Nights’ worth 150 Gold
A Highly Scandalous Ivory Figure of Two Entwined Succubi worth 450 Gold
A Masterwork Hand Axe
A small block of Adamantine Ore enough to make an ‘Light’ Adamantine Weapon or 10 ammunition for missile weapons
An Abalone Shell Holy Symbol of Shelyn valued at 300 Gold
Oil of Keen Edge
An Alabaster Wand of Bless 13 Charges
A Crystalline Vial (Itself worth 50 Gold) with a Dose of Silversheen
A Bejewelled Brooch with a Broken Clasp of Ruby and Gold valued at 1000 Gold
Zellara’s Magical Harrow Deck
An Alchemy Lab
A Letter implying Lamm was in cahoots with somebody with the initials SM

More importantly they found the rotting head of Zellara, The Fortune Teller much to their surprise.

In addition they identified the sounds of an aerial battle in the storm between what sounded like every Psuedo Dragon making their home here during their migration from The Mindspin Mountains and Every homeless Conjured Imp from Academae Students.

Moving to the Scuttled Ship ’Kraken’s Folly’ They found it inhabited by a nest of Drain Spiders which found Kizziar’s flesh extremely tasty as he succumbed to their strength draining poison before the Spiders could be defeated. They also found indications this might be a key ingredient in the Drug Shivers.

Leaving the Fishery, with the young woman who had been Yagrins victim for the evening in tow, with the intent of going toward The Temple of The Many within South Shore they encountered fighting in the street and heavy patrols….hearing the words ‘The King is Dead’ and ‘Long Live The Queen’ or ‘Death to The Whore Queen’ they decided to stop for the night in Zelarra’s when a Hellknight Patrol told them the City was under Curfew.

At Zellara’s They found indication that she had performed a lost Varisian Ritual that would empower one with natural Varisian Magic as a last rites curse. They found a last will and testament bequeathing her holdings to the group.

The next morning while Kizziar lay in bed recovering from the venom and Aldlara was tending to the care of the Shivers victim, Kizziar began cleaning the muck out of the intricate firing mechanism of his Musket. Gideon went out for information and found the cries of a woman, Marinna Hopwood, for help. Following the sound he came upon a guardsman being torn apart by what looked like feral dogs. Not being able to identofy them, except for the fact they had a great many scars upon them, he advanced.

One by one they turned to attack, eventually overcoming him and causing him to fall. A Patrol of Korvosan Guards, also responding to Marinna’s Cries took the dogs down and carried the fallen Gideon back to his home, at Jalumm’s urgings, since he arrived late on the scene and aided in the take down of the dogs with well placed magics.

Jalumm heard the Guard send for Grang, the Mortuary caretaker who prepared bodies for their final rest.

Once Aldlara had performed healing upon Gideon, the group split up to follow their own leads.

Aldlara took Zellara’s remains and the young woman to The Temple of the Many and left it there in a cleric of Calystria’s hands to have last rites taken care of.

Gideon went to his bounty hunter friends home Elril, where he found out that the city had shut off all entrance from outsiders until the unrest could be handled. No food was getting into the city. It also seemed that The various criminal elements were using the unrest as an opportunity to seize power or do away with those that were problems. The City was under Martial Law and The Queen had put a halt to all city services until she could review the charters of all. In addition she was calling up two new Guards Forces loyal to her and House Arabasti, instead of the check and balanced form of guard the city currently had. The Gray Wardens (an all male guard force Headquartered in The Longacre Building) and The Grey Maidens (an all female guards force Headquartered in Castle Korvosa)

Jalumm sought out his mentor Vardex, an Aasimar Conspiracy Theorist Hedge Wizard in East Shore who seemed to think The Temple of Asmodeus was behind everything….

and Finally Kizziar went looking for his friend who was a Hellknight Sergeant named Laraj Larton to find out what he had heard.

we continue with Jalumm going to Thieves Camp to talk with a Tavern Owner Friend there, Aldlara going to to see Daltan Carowyn, a minor noble for what he might know and who the brooch might belong to.

Kizziar was headed to the see his friend Marion Dyrlak, a Temple Guard at The Temple of Saranrae. and Gideon was going to hit the streets to do some investigation.

Experience for Session: 425

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Edge of Anarchy: The End is Nigh

The party went to there various sources and gathered what information they could before returning to their new home and deciding to try and liquidate the Brooch at a jeweler. Once there they found out a Dangerous Smuggler named Orem Menach was also looking for the Brooch and the jeweler said it was too hot to liquidate. Trying some of Jalumm’s Sczarni associates they found out the same thing from him. It was both too expensive for most to afford and/or too hot to handle. So they turned to one of Aldlara’s old contacts, Pilts Swatsel, a notorious figure in Old Korvosa who ran a porn shop/brothel.

It appeared he had been driven to the edge of lunacy by a combination of his drug use and recent dreams that have only been surfacing for the last few weeks. He seems to be ranting about the coming of the ‘her’ and the ‘old ones’ who will return them to the old ways. During his ranting he showed a reoccurring symbol in his dreams, a 7 pointed star with the runes of sin magic placed within each point. Some research uncovered this to be the symbol of Thassilon’s legendary Runelords.

A trip back towards there home, brought them face to face with a madman in North Point going on about similar things. Except he talked about the 7 seals being broken…Famine, Lust, Thievery, Apathy, Pestilence, War and Death that would bring about the end of days and return Korovsa to the old ways.

In addition the party rescued Amin Jelanto, a minor noble in House Zenderholm from a crowd of commoners who were set to lynch the nobleman for throwing some food away. He pledged his thankfulness and Aldara left disgusted at him.

Digging a little bit they found out Orem Menach was a smuggler who owned a Lamp Shop in Old Korvosa and frequented a Tavern/nightclub in East Shore called The Crimson Cup. Being at oposite ends of the city made that strange, but once they found out the Crimson Cup belonged to Robert Redhand, a Bandit/Thief who had been caught Redhanded and done time in Citadel Volshyenek. His band of Thugs and Bandits, The Crimson Medusa, have connections with Orem Menach.

They decided to go check out the Crimson Cup before Curfew set in and while there found out The Cup (as it is called) is one of the many ‘fight’ clubs that have sprouted up in recent months. Asking about the particular dogs that Gideon had run into, they found out those dogs are typically used by The Skullcrackers in their dog fighting pits.

Encountering Eddie Gin, an orphan with a knack of knowing things has been fortuitous for the party, because they found out The Skullcrackers is an elite band of Fighters hand picked and trained by Captain Marcus Galwatty, the Watch Captain for Midlands High Bridge Ward. They decided to pay Captain Galwatty a visit on their way back before curfew, as it seems Aldlara and he have a history.

Jalumm hased Eddie to look into his daughters disappearance, and Eddie said he would, though he is reasonably assured she is alive and in Old Korvosa. When Eddie was asked about Yargin and Hooky, he said they have gone underground, hiding..perhaps in the sewers and are putting feelers out for new employment. He said he would look into it for them and see if he could find out where.

Experience for The Session: 615 Total to date: 1782

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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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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

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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

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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.

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