Feb 21, 994 9:30 p.m. (Kissandi on own until at least Feb 23 10:30 pm)
Party Gold = 191,940 g.p.
• King Snurre’s head to Lord Krombaalt – earn thundercloud tower (Major)
• Rescue Moonshadow, elven princess, from Snurre, fire giant king (Minor)
• Fumaro (gith druid) & Tekal (human psion) owed muscle in Glim by Tyzzer, Ja’Elle, & Kissandi
• Vaazrus (gremlin tinkerer) owed a service by Ja’Elle
• Lambasa Thieves’ Guild owed continuing help from Ja’Elle for Bella rescue + more
• Neogi owed info re: Adalaentar (red dragon) from Ja’Elle for freeing Ja’Elle
• R 100 g.p. reward through Lud (University) for info re: death of Lambasan Crow.
• Ja’Elle may speak to Lokara, female dwarf, former prisoner regarding death of Lambasan Crow. May also wish to follow up with Bella, or possibly not.
On information gained from Van de Vries, the group had gone to the Theatre District in search of tenebrous. As we left off last time, two tenebrous were spotted by Ja’Elle in a back alley behind the theatre…
The heroes readied themselves around the alleyway, setting themselves up with good advantage should this turn bad. After some interactions, the heroes led by Tyzzer and scouted by Ja’Elle determined that the tenebrous knew of Merlian Saar, but did not know him directly. The tenebrous were interested in finding/meeting Kissandi because of the story that Kissandi had seen the face of the Raven Queen. The party said they were unable to bring Kissandi to the tenebrous and the tenebrous said they were unable to bring Merlian Saar to the party. There was a third tenebrous in the alleyway, discovered later.
While Ja’Elle watched the tenebrous through the night, the others went to a coffeeshop nearby. Rowena used sending to communicate with Kissandi.
The next morning Bui used sending to communicate with Kissandi.
The group heard about a fight the next night at the Theatre featuring Mani vs. a challenger.
Bui got a note to meet Vale Temeros. When he met Vale, Vale introduced him to his long-lost “sister”, a woman one year older than him that he hasn’t seen since they were teens at the orphanage. Rosalyn, known to Bui as Jocy, was a reason he became a traveler. They were closest of friends, until she vanished one night. She went missing when they were teens. John was used to her night terrors and screaming so he fell right back to sleep. When she was gone the next morning, that was nothing new. She always was the first to set out, to explore, to adventure when they were kids. But, she didn’t return. He has never seen her since. He was quite surprised to see her in Lambasa. He asked Vale to take her to the safety of the University. Jocy told Bui she had been taken to water by frog-like or fishlike people and somehow she was able to breathe. She said she could teach Bui to do this, too.
Ja’Elle got a note that Jimbo had come by. Ja’Elle was upset that Jimbo hadn’t left town because this would mean great danger for Jimbo. The next morning, during other important talks, Jimbo showed up. Ja’Elle asked the University to watch over him and keep him safe, get him cleaned up, and then get him out of town.
Ja’Elle also had a short, but painful experience, as his mark radiated pain through his head. After this, Ja’Elle was insistent that the heroes leave Lambasa.
Tyzzer got a note from Lyrie Akenja. She spoke with him about resuming and finishing the mission Against the Giants. She didn’t say it needed immediate attention, but within the next few days to a week at most would be best. Two quests were added at this point:
- Capture the Traitor – Obmi Ironwhisper, an exiled dwarf noble, serves King Snurre as an advisor. The dwarf lords want this traitor to stand trial for treason and are willing to pay 250 platinum pieces for his capture
- Confront the Dark Power – A dark power is uniting the many tribes of giants. Find out who or what is responsible, and destroy them.
Later, Tyzzer got a message to meet with the town guard. Ja’Elle trailed behind, but did not enter city hall. Tyzzer met with Van de Vries. When Tyzzer told Van de Vries that he wanted to find Kissandi and leave town, Van de Vries was pleased. That’s why Van de Vries said he summoned Tyzzer. He said Kissandi was no longer welcome in Lambasa. She was considered a criminal and a threat to the city due to arson and a threat against Shelley, the proprietor of Neberintzen’s. Van de Vries also asked Tyzzer to gather any information about Feck, a disgraced Scarlet Guard (mage who had joined with the Thieves’ Guild). Tyzzer didn’t have much interest in helping Van de Vries with Feck.
Lud brought in an informant that came forward seeking the Lambasan Crow reward. Her name is Lokara. She is a female dwarf. She matched the profile of the person Ja’Elle was told about as a potential source of information. She said she was freed from prison because they trusted she wouldn’t say what she saw. After assurance from Tyzzer and the others, Lokara told the group she saw humans, who worked for years with the city guard, disguised as elves, setting out poison that would kill the Lambasan Crow later that night. She said she was seen witnessing this and that is why she was imprisoned and kept until the authorities believed she would not talk. She fears for her life and doesn’t know why she spoke now. She believes this must have been ordered by the king or those who serve under the king. The group plans to help her get to Standhall. Tyzzer plans to either ride with her there, or find a way to teleport her there, sending information to Shem Wartburg (mayor) and the librarian he knew there growing up to look out for her and keep her safe.
On the next night (Feb 23), the group went to the theatre for the fight, bought three tickets on the second hand market at a higher cost and got seats in the front. Ja’Elle snuck in and scouted the place. After the undercard dwarf fight, Mani, the renowned fighter helped clean up. The group noticed a sheep in his back room as Mani went to ready himself for the fight. The main event lasted less than a minute. Mani, again made sure that all blood was cleaned up. Rowena booed and said she wanted another fight.
After the announcer said to meet for drinks across the street, Tyzzer said he would fight Mani. After deliberations between Mani and the announcer, it was determined that Rowena would be buying drinks for everyone at the Theatre that night, that Tyzzer would fight another challenger first and then Mani would fight Tyzzer if he won.
Tyzzer used some crowd-pleasing moves to win his fight quickly.
Tyzzer then fought Mani. It was a good fight. When Mani knocked Tyzzer down a third time, the fight was over. Tyzzer and Mani seemed to have gained a mutual respect for one another.
During the fight, Ja’Elle snuck into Mani’s room. It was pristine. It had only one sheep, a small container with dirt and grass for the sheep, and a few buckets filled with water.
Across the street at the bar, Rowena put a sack of coins on the bar and said drinks are on us tonight. Tyzzer cleaned off a space for Mani. When Mani arrived after the others, he brought his sheep with him on a leash.
Mani said he wanted to be done fighting, but that he needed enough money to survive on and that those who set up the fights, the promoters, might not want him to retire quite yet. Tyzzer gave Mani a valuable ring that he could sell and told him to seek out Sarax to find a mission.
The group was told by Kissadi that Captain Eegar, a pirate, had somehow made it to Lambasa and painted the town red. So far, the party has found no signs of the town being painted red. Perhaps it was a false rumor.
At this point, the group is trusting the University to help Lokara, Jimbo, and Rosalyn Collins.
Tyzzer is hoping Mani will stop bare-knuckle fighting and find Sarax.
The group wants to find Kissandi and get out of town. Ja’Elle wants to leave as soon as possible.
King Snurre’s head to Lord Krombaalt – earn thundercloud tower (Major)
Rescue Moonshadow, elven princess, from Snurre, fire giant king (Minor)
Capture the Traitor – Obmi Ironwhisper, an exiled dwarf noble, serves King Snurre as an advisor. The dwarf lords want this traitor to stand trial for treason and are willing to pay 250 platinum pieces for his capture (Minor)
Confront the Dark Power – A dark power is uniting the many tribes of giants. Find out who or what is responsible, and destroy them (Minor)
University to help Lokara (informant re: death of Lambasan Crow), Jimbo (druggie homeless man in care of Ja’Elle), and Rosalyn Collins (“sister” of Bui)
Van de Vries has sent group to rid town of Kissandi and to find Feck for the city guard
Tyzzer told Mani to find Sarax in an effort to get him out of the fighting ring
Fumaro (gith druid) & Tekal (human psion) owed muscle in Glim by Tyzzer, Ja’Elle, & Kissandi
Vaazrus (gremlin tinkerer) owed a service by Ja’Elle
Lambasa Thieves’ Guild owed continuing help from Ja’Elle for Bella rescue + more
Neogi owed info re: Adalaentar (red dragon) from Ja’Elle for freeing Ja’Elle
Ja’Elle may wish to follow up with Bella, or possibly not.
Feb 24, 994 3:00 p.m. (Kissandi on own until at least Feb 23 10:30 pm)
Party Gold = 190,310 g.p.