Candour called Yvonne, Wish, Thal and Faldkor to his office following the meeting and laid out his concerns regarding losing skills and an influx of new recruits.
Wraith handed Dorna keys for the house and her room when she turned up after putting out the news that she’s in Waterdeep
Evin explained to Merala that they were looking for the person who kidnapped the rogues, a man called Creed, that he was looking for Clayn.
Wraith trained Daldin for the rest of the day whilst Dorna went about her information
Evin helped in the infirmary that day
Faldkor invited the group to his promotion party and then set about working on Jex’s armour
The older Creed left her husband due to him having an interested in the ladies
She couldn’t get work due to the number of mages in the city at the time
She failed to join the Tarnished Walkers, but wasn’t the right material so she joined the assassins guild
There was a rift between burglars and thugs, she was on the thugs side, the assassins split
Burglars won and she was killed in the process, someone from the guild took her son back to her husband after her death
Father left town with the son and move into Suzail in Cormyr
What she’s found on the new Creed is he arrived on Wagon from
Initially Creed was staying at the Jade Jug Inn however he vanished after the rescue of
Gerum he vanished
She believes he’s not left the city by either gate
She also believe that the attempted kidnap of
Melesante was related to Creed
The next day they all met up at the
Firemead for dinner
Faldkor gave Gerum and idea of setting a trap, Gerum said he needed a group of warriors and Dorna to help him with it though
Wraith and Daldin started putting together a list of things to buy for the compound, Daldin also suggested that he could possibly make locks if he works it out
Faldkor asked Yvonne to meet him in her office, he laid out the plan to Creed
Wraith talked to Dorna about the plan, she was willing to go along with it but not meet on the boat, she will meet Gerum alone.
The next evening they went to the promotion party where the people previously mentioned got their new ranks
Tatria turned up to congratulate her sister and apparently to dance with Anolin
Faldkor spoke to Darina to find out what was going on in her world and to check to make sure she was finding friends
After three or four hours later
Rose came in and told the group that they had to come and see what was happening in the compound
When they arrived they saw what the elves knew to be Nin Kerym, an ancient elves sword technique that by all intense and purposes they shouldn’t know.
Evin went back to the monastery for the night and the rest of the group went to the Firemead.
Jem asked Faldkor about how to deal with Samar, Faldkor recommended either a promotion or a party, she will suggest a party to Dani
They arrived in
Candlekeep 6 days later and went straight to the monastery
Marrek let them in and they slept there for the night
The next morning over breakfast Wraith asked
Meln to let Dorna know he’s around
Jack about Creed, but Jack only knew of the older version, he would ask around about her son.
Lily will look into Creed in the library to see if there’s anything in his name
Telg to see if he knew of Creed, he would look through his ledger for 18 years of notes to see if the name crops up
They then started a pub crawl with a spinner randomly selecting the bar
It took until the next day for them meet
Dorna, she will look into information in Candlekeep and meet them when she knew
Dorna back to Waterdeep, she headed off to start hitting up her contacts immediately
Jem to get the crew not to kill Creed until he’s been questioned
Wraith stopped off at Dani’s for a copy of the sketch, Kethra provided the sketch and he headed home to set up for Dorna
Faldkor went back to the compound, Yvonne said that there needed to be a meeting of officers and Polandara was waiting, she would get it organised in two hours
Faldkor spoke to the mysterious elf about tracking down Creed. He was told that Daline had been feeding information to the city guard but keeping them one step behind the information the compound had.
The group was alerted to
Gerum and Samar have been missing for 5 days and had been kidnapped, being held in a room where they are hanging in manacles
While other members of
Tani’s crew searched the warriors got prepared
There was a secret door in an abandoned house in Gem Street
They fought the 8 people guarding the 5 tied up victims and rescued them, managing to subdue one of the captors
The guards collapsed the corridor during the fight so they waited for
Faldkor to tunnel out
The only clue behind what’s going on was the name Creed, who was asking about
When they fully debriefed
Draft had returned to the city and told them about someone she knew called Creed, a woman, head of the assassins guild who died after being betrayed by Clayn
She was aware that the woman had a child and the child’s estranged father took on full parenthood following the mothers death
Gerum will be looking into information through his sources and suggested that Wraith might want to use Dorna in Candlekeep
They told the relevant people they were going before heading down to the dock to find a boat for
Candlekeep and were lucky to find the Gleaming Gul would be leaving the next day so Evin went back to the monastery and the others slept on Tani’s ship
The next morning
Evin suggested to Wraith that he should sneak in to speak to Telg about the trouble he’s been having
They discussed many plans but decided on sending a message to get him to meet
Faldkor and Anolin whilst Evin and Wraith watched his business
Wraith and Evin hid by the stables to watch his house
Faldkor agreed that Telg should raise a banner of Polandara, he would put his name to it in the compound and confirm with Telg whether things are all right for him to keep using it
The group met up again at the
monastery in the early afternoon
They searched the old warehouse that seemed to be water damaged in many ways
They found a map and some documents written in a language they didn’t understand
The next day they followed the map to see where it led them
Two days later they found and old hut
There were 41 barrels inside, one black powder while the others were a dark red liquid
They spoke to
Marrek who confirmed it could be blood, but he doesn’t know how to store it that long
The next day
Wraith asked Lily if she knew who they needed to pay for the damages to the buildings
She took the writs and came back four hours she returned to say they have costed the damage at 75 gp
Whilst she went to pay this (with
Faldkor’s money) the group headed down the docks to look for a boat
Mermaids Tears was sailing the next day so they took the 5 day journey back
During the journey
Faldkor wrote his report in full
They went to report to
Polandara and ended up being invited to a meal.
Laranthan was quite chatty and they gave all the information and the strange vial to her to look into
The papers found were in Drow and
Laranthan said Thal would need to look into them
Faldkordropped the scroll into Thal and then went to bed
Evin went back to the monastery and went to his room and slept
The journey to
Candlekeep was fairly uneventful, Anolin spoke to Faldkor on the responsibilities of being head of house and offered to put his name.
When they got to the
South Mist Monastery they saw the improvements since last visit with Lily welcoming them in and Meln giving them a tour
Gillena greeted them when she’d finished meditating
They spoke to
Jack about activity in the city and Wraith asked him about Dorna
He said they name rung a bell,
Meln confirmed she was an information broker, Jack offered to let he be known he had information on Wraith to help Wraith find her.
They rested the night in the monastery and in the morning
Faldkor questioned Lily on the writs that Polandara gave them
Lily also offered to look into the Anteagan family for the group
They headed to the house and spent 3 days searching it
The next day was Midsummer Holiday so they didn’t carry on searching so as not to draw attention
Wraith showed his face down the docks, Faldkor worked on leather armour and Evin trained instead
The next day they started on the warehouse, they confirmed that the door they couldn’t unlock last time did in fact lead to outside the walls and they found a hatch to the sewers
They spent another two days searching the ware house before heading back to the monastery
Dorna who introduced herself and made a business proposition with Wraith for information traded for actions
She confirmed a few theories about the Anteagans and that Hanlock Mancor was a good man.
She also advised the group that someone had been leaning on
Telg to get protection money somehow but she didn’t know too much.
The group headed back to the monastery for the night
Once they were sure it was clear, and the area around was protected, they burned the place down, whilst
Evin caught up on some sleep
Once the hut was gone they explored the area looking for graves before heading back to the
Faldkor updated Turk on the death of the vampires and the burning of the hut
They took the wagon to
Darina and Drew’s house, Wraith stayed and helped her load up the wagon whilst the others carried on spreading the good word
Old Tom seemed pleased and Marie breathed a sigh of relief
The group headed back towards
Waterdeep with the cart
They took 6 days to get back and then went to the temple to try and heal
Evin, he was told to come back in the morning
Faldkor collected the payment for the job
Wraith went and had a tour of his house and caught up with Daldin
The next morning
Evin was cured of his draining at the temple and Wraith & Daldin headed to the ship
Wraith de-briefed Tani on his mission, Faldkor set Darina up with a fund to run the house, 2sp a day as a wage and a school for Drew. Evin helped out at the infirmary.
The next morning
Polandara turned up to ask Faldkor for a job after catching up on his current projects
The group is to investigate the three properties belonging to the Anteagan family and follow up any leads
Anolin bought the Gold Gargoyle earrings from the group
They found out the
Gleaming Gul was leaving in the morning, Evin paid for the trip and dropped the rest of his earnings from the last job off at the Monastery whilst the group slept on the Firemead meeting up with the Gleaming Gul in the morning.
The group travelled hard without stopping to hunt, only to sleep at night an arrived at
Bards Crossing after 5 days
The warriors decided to wear their tabards to show their allegiance to
Polandara to put the locals at ease
They approached the largest building and
Faldkor talked to Turk introducing himself and trying to get as much information as he could
He explained all he knew, which wasn’t much,
Faldkor drew a map of the village and the rested the night at Turk and Gretta’s house.
Turk introduced the group to Darina first, investigated the locks and houses.
After discussing the events
Faldkor offered Darina a job as a house keeper in the Dwarf house in Waterdeep and to help her look for school for her son Drew.
Wraith examined the locks and decided that they hadn’t been picked.
They next met Old Tom who could be described as “a character”
They met Marie next and then Yellan, they explored the barns from that farm.
They examined the empty houses next and the river
They slept that night in the house taking turns to watch
During the night
Eivn was charmed into letting two vampires in
The group defeated them and then chased down the gas form
They found them again in a hut with another one and defeated them again
Eivn had been drained by one of them
Wraith found a chest and a key and opened it to find…
Faldkor, Wraith and Daldin discussed more on brewing and decided to upgrade the rest of the process first with more barrels and later to become copper tubs
Wraith spoke to Sabrina about where to get wine barrels, she suggested that he should try the docks to get some cheap port or sherry barrels
Daldin busy Wraith set off to buy his house, which came to 18500 gp
Evin spoke to Kiran and said he’d like to help out by talking to people that need someone to talk to, Kiran agreed that he could stick around while he does work.
Dani told Wraith the party was in two days time at her house
Faldkor started work on a warhammer for Daline that would be a hawk, to include two gems
Two days pass,
Wraith gets some barrels and furniture for his house, Evin carried on helping Kiran and Faldkorworked on Jex’s armour for the first day and warhammer the second
The party was fun for all with singing, gaming and dancing.
Kendrell and Jem took turns singing and performing but mostly as background to the games and conversations which were continuing around the room.
Tani spoke to Wraith and said that they should do the party again some time, probably on the boat next but they would invite Dani’s household
The next morning
Faldkor got a job to investigate mysterious deaths at Bards Crossing. The bodies all seemed drained but we only turning up every couple of weeks over the last few months. The temple had investigated the bodies, found no poison or disease.
He collected the group and headed out,
Wraith leaving Daldin in charge of moving house for him.
Wraith suggested taking the two Elven bows and Anolin suggested the Elven Swords as gifts.
They also took some pearls with them in case they needed something of value
Evin and headed out of the gate
The first day was quiet, they spoke to a couple of caravan guards and then on the second day a group of 12 knights of Cormyr passed the group
They hunted for the night in the forest, and
Anolin suggested the others hunted to try to draw the attention of the Elves
The next day the group headed towards the centre of the forest to try to find the Elves
They hunted that day and rested the night there
The next day during hunting Wraith and
Faldkor met Eilrad who killed their prey first
They headed back to the camp and
Lalys agreed to ask Solonor to charge the wand
Faldkor started asking questions about the Weave but she told him he’d need to speak to Kornae
Kornae was there for breakfast and they discussed the Weave and something missing
Faldkor that the Chosen of Mystra were more important than priests of Mystra, and mentioned the 7 sisters
10 days later
Lalys returned with the wand at breakfast time so the group headed out after giving them the gifts of the two longswords before heading home
Evin spoke with Merala to try and come up with a plan to win back the favour of the other monks. Meralahad a few suggestions, including stopping the misdirection but ultimately Evin came up with a plan to prove he could help people whilst carrying on the way he was.
Dani took over the organising
Wraith met Daldin who immediately struck up a deal to learn from Wraith in exchange for help with brewing
They then set off to see
Faldkor to see about getting copper piping
Daldin offered to help Faldkor with Jex’s armour in exchange for help with the copper piping which he will use for the brewing to exchange with Wraith for training.
The group continued to discuss tactics and decided to break through the double doors with one group and open the single door for the other with the monks waiting outside to chase down any runners
They breached the front doors and four of the warriors charged in whilst
Faldkor and Thal attacked through the side door with Wraith as support
They killed all the human guards inside and knocked out an Elf, they collected 8 barrels of black powder (which they threw into the sea) 2 barrels of shot, 8 crates of shortswords, 4 of longswords and a box of scrolls
Evin broached the subject of his reputation and misconceptions, Darreva didn’t seem to take it well, while Kiran didn’t really respond.
Faldkor handed in his report to Yvonne and took the shot to Arkhail who seemed quite excited with the possibilities for use in siege weapons. Yvonne also promised to sort out the housing for Ruby and Dwarves
Tha started working on decoding the scrolls
Wraith got a collection of cloth offcuts to test for making a chalk bag.
Faldkor then went to Candour and collected the reward from the job, before meeting up with Jex, Anolin and Wraith and collecting Evin to go and have the wand refilled.