Before heading out to check the underground part of the keep Thal checked with Faldkor that he could collapse an entrance to the Underdark if there was one down there.
They explored very carefully to find this one had more than one level, the first one they checked but it took a day just looking for secrets
They rested in the keep again and the next morning returned to the stairwell
They started searching a massive chamber which they worked out could hold thousands of troupes
At the end of the day Anolin spotted a strange bit of brickwork
It revealed some wood behind it after Faldkor employed his masonry equipment and knowledge
Due to the time taken they rested for the night again
The next morning they continued to make a hole in the wood bigger to explore
They found 3 barrels of black powder and 3 barrels of shot which they dumped in the moat
They pressed the button in the main room and found it opened the draw under the desk
They headed back towards Waterdeep on the main road.
On the journey back they were disturbed (apart from Evin) by horse riding past during the night. Kiran checked the tracks on the road and said they were heavy horses but not shod
One night Faldkor had his hunting prey stolen by a Giant Owl and one day the party were followed by 3 large flying shapes that stayed just on the edge of vision for five hours however nothing came of it.
Once they returned to Waterdeep Faldkor filed a report with Yvonne while the others went their own way.
In the evening Wraith got a visit from the tribesmen delivering his birthday present of two war-hammers
The next day Faldkor started to deliver the gold to the other people, the reward of 2500 GP
They started asking around about mages or people who can deal with magic. Dani suggested Kendrell which Faldkor could see people having an issue with.
Jorin won the weight throwing, Draft won the horse shoes, Kyanis won the skittles and Daline won the card game.
During the evening there were a few mysterious moments when Evin seemed to lose track of his drink, often finding himself holding a different glass or the same one containing a different drink than he was expecting
Last to leave were some of the rogues and Evin, so they went back to the rogues house, Clayne went straight upstairs with Melesante. Evin went to bed while Jander put together a snack for himself, Gerum and Joseph
The next day Wraith got up early and got a meal from the tavern by the time he got back the others in the house were getting up
Faldkor and his household took down the marquees and then he got back to work on his projects
The night was uneventful and in the morning Thal and Faldkor planned their party, a meal for 25 and then games and drinks afterwards. Faldkor made prizes while Thal created invites while Yvonne agreed to pay for the meal
Wraith bought a book on Calvados and Brandy and looked into other books there but decided he needed more knowledge on which other spirits to look into
He then spoke to Hope about brewing to learn more about Whiskey. She offered to help set up the stills when the time comes
Two days passed with Faldkor working on his prises
The Rogues received their invitations the next day
On the day of the party Faldkor split down the trade bar into gold and then went to work on another project, the prizes having been finished well in time
Evin went to see Dacer to learn about wines complimenting meals and different tastes of ales
Some of the rogues arrived in the house early in the day and talked through obeying the rules of the games and also the contest with Evin‘s drink. It was suggested they should find someone to sleep with him, though not at the party as they didn’t want to ruin it for two people being promoted
At 3pm Faldkor and his house headed to the tavern to set up the games in the marquee with the rest of his house