1st 1st day, Flamerule
I don’t know where I expected the bandits to lead, but I didn’t ever anticipate it being Baemore, let alone the origin of the mooka flooding it’s streets.
Arriving back in town we were told that there were accusations flying around, and Bran Helder had been imprisoned for selling the mooka. As it was out of character, we asked permission to speak to him, to try and see where the issue would lead. He didn’t know much, but did give us a few places to start, with Anzo Marsk and Orel Haldon.
Starting with Anzo, things went rapidly downhill. As is usual for him, he was of course relaxing with Hrodgeirr. I let my emotions get the better of me, bickering with him, and wound up going outside to wait while the others found out what they could from Anzo. Seemingly he was helpful, as we had a location to head to and a ledger to find. It supposedly contained lists of people they’d blackmailed, with information both true and false.
With Selise unable to find out any information from Orel it appeared we had but one thing for it.
A little scouting from a spider on the wall, and we’d discovered that the warehouse was indeed what we’d been looking for, so we headed in. We found little of worth on the ground floor, but heading upstairs there was more than we’d bargained for.
Firstly, in a secret room, there was a letter. Apparently Giddeon is no longer going to trouble us, but it appeared we’d have bigger problems waiting for us. He had been replaced, and his replacement was in the building. If we waited til he’d gone, they were planning to drastically increase the guards, though, so our time was running short.
Less troubling, we were able to free a woman they’d captured, by the name of Thia. She said she’d been assisting with logistics for them, but had no idea what they’d been doing. When she came close to discovering it they’d locked her away. Unable to send her off through the building alone, she came with us. Hopefully she’ll be able to tell Captain Tresden something useful before too long.
Having done all this, it left us with but one final task to complete. There was one logical place left for the ledger to be, and unfortunately it was in a room full of enemies. Fortunately for us, the battle went well for the most part, until one of them men we were fighting decided to explode, setting the building alight.
Our headlong flight brought us out of the building, unfortunately leaving the ledger behind. I assume it’s now just ash, but hopefully Captain Tresden, fortuitously arriving with a force outside the building, will take our word for what we’ve found, else Mr. Helder may be in for some strife.