Tie Me Up

Session 4: Scarius & the Blood Drinkers

In the Warrens shivel den run by the Eight Shadows, the PCs found themselves at the blue behind which they hoped to find Scarius the Vai assassin. However, after knocking on the door, then kicking it down, they found Scarius had escaped out the window and was on the roof. After only a short chase, Naesair drove his scimitars home into Scarius’s body and brought him down. After some healing, he was able to speak again, and with a promise to spare his life if he gave them the information they sought (the person who ordered Dacan Mool’s killing and why), the party reluctantly released Scarius and went to find Hadrien Runihan, fighting a band of Shivel addicts and ruffians on their way of the Warrens.

After some investigation by Kolskar and Kai’Ya, they discovered that Hadrien was often to be found at the Temple of Delights in the Temple District, though what he was doing there they didn’t know. Kai’Ya and Faustina decided to investigate the Temple of Delights, and after Kai’Ya thoroughly sampled the “wet” room, and Faustina attempted to seduce information about Hadrien from a temple goer, the gathered the rest of the party and decided it was time to face the temple and it’s priest together. They confronted Ambrise Gold, only to find that he had no love for Hadrien, who had been utilizing the temple as his own private office and filling it’s back rooms with his criminal associates. He told the party where Hadrien could be found, though disappointingly for them, would offer them no help.

The party found Hadrien in a large banquet room at the temple and told them they wanted to know why he’d had Mool killed. Hadrien Runihan merely looked down his long white nose at them, however, and dismissed them to their deaths at the hands of his associates, Vampire Spawn that began to demist around the table. Thinking the party would not leave the room alive, he did tell them on his way out through a secret back entrance that it was the Balacazars that had ordered Mools death because Mool had been dealing with the Killravens.

The adventurers had the information they needed to satisfy the task given them by the Anais, the Sister of Silence, now they just needed to get out of the room alive…

Session 3: Ambush on at the Docks

A messenger showed up Koskar’s door with a note from a stranger asking to meet with him at the Ghostly Minstrel. There the party met Malfist Pring, a tough dwarf that had heard from Likbol that the party wanted to get into the warrens and find the Den of the Eight Shadows. Pring offered to take you on for a delivery job he had that night taking merchandise from the Docks into the Warrens. The party decided this would fit well with their plans to go after Scarius at the shivel den in the warrens.

The Party met Pring at the docks that evening, and provided armed escort to the covered cart along with Pring and a few other men. On Seamist Street on the way out of the Docks, however, the party was accosted by a group of VERY tough dark elves wishing to steal Pring’s cargo. At the first sign of things going badly after the dark elves attacked, the party abandoned Pring and the fight to attempt to get into the cart to discover it’s contents. Pring took this abandonment of their jobs badly and set about attacking them while at the same time fending off the dark elf attack. This went badly for everyone except the dark elves, who got away with what you found to be a cargo of drugged human slaves.

After the fight, the party found a wounded Pring hiding in the nearby alleys and convinced him to lead them into the warrens and to the Den of the Eight Shadows. He led the party into the warrens, but then ran off as the party was attacked by a group of ghostly creatures at the end of a dark alley, led by one of the Eight Shadows themselves. After a difficult fight, the party defeated the magician and headed out to find the shivel den, and hopefully Scarius inside it.

After paying a street child to show them to the den of Eight Shadows, they went inside pretending to be customers, and found themselves in a long hallway, screams of pleasure coming from behind some of the closed doors, screams of pain from behind others…

Session Two: The Sister Proposes

Surrounded by the City Watch in Dalenguard Fortress, the party can do nothing but submit to the will of Lord Khatru and surrender themselves. After a night in the cells, and interrogations by Khatru, the party was released and made its way to Kolskar and Faustina’s residences to change their clothes, arm themselves, and head for the meeting in the Undercity Market at Singriosh Notorison’s stall.

On the way to the Market they encountered a fight between a Dragonborn and some city ruffians trying to rob him. Naesair recognized the Dragonborn as Kai’Ya Rai, one of those that helped him escape from his bondage under Lord Rau. The party assisted Kai’Ya in driving off the thieves and he tagged along with them to the Undercity Market.

The Sister of Silence from the night before met the party at Singriosh’s stall, accompanied by an unusual speaker, a very young girl. The sister spoke in veiled terms of something important happening, and possibly a place for the adventurers in it. For a test of their competence, she tasked them with finding those who killed Dacan Mool, telling them to start with the assassin Scarius and work their way up to those behind the killing.

This task led the party to look for an associate of Scarius, the half-gnome Likbol, at the Skull and Sword. At the Skull and Sword, the party learned that Scarius is known to haunt the shivel den at the Eight Shadows den in the Warrens. After a bar fight with a few half-orcs and humans, the party made a timely retreat to Kolskar’s residence where it spent the night.

Session One: Vai Assassins at the Ball

The party, Naesair, Kolskar, and Faustina played bodyguard to Dacan Mool as he attended the ball at House Shever. Unfortunately, the party let Mool slip from their sight for a few moments during the ball and he was killed by an assassin. Chasing the assassin down Crown Street, they were assaulted by 3 of his comrades, whom they overcame with some difficulty to find their quarry cornered by a group of Sisters of Silence, who pounded the assassin’s head to a pulp before they could question him. As they prepared to leave the Noble Quarter before the City Watch descended on the scene, a lone Sister of Silence pressed a mysterious note into Faustina’s hand. Three more Vai assassins overtook them on their way out of the Nobles Quarter and did them serious injury, forcing them to fight on a moving carriage on the treacherous winding road down to Dalenguard Fortress. As they reached the gates of Dalenguard Fortress, weary and battered, the City Watch removed the party from their carriage and held them at sword and arrow point.


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