The Cathedral of Light (The Lantern) has put the converted villagers to work as a buffed up Night Watch, patrolling the countryside for any signs of Undead activity. The other temples have taken notice of this increased activity and it has led to a friendly(?) rivalry of sorts. All the temples have been out in force, preaching is on the rise, and there have been some brawls between lay members of the different churches.
The Courts of Justice (LG), The Face of the Free (CG) and The Temple of the Patient Arrow (CG) have been particularly spirited in challenging members of the Lantern to mock combats and other sporting events.
Sir Harimor has recruited three protégées, followers who have sworn a personal oath of loyalty to him and to the Cathedral of Light. They are three young Fhokki brothers: Lokkur, Mantak and Ragil. Any others who are interested in cultivating a mentor-mentee relationship, let me know.
Erymos has purchased and is now operating a fine-dining tavern called The Flying Pegasus. He has hired a top-flight Elven chef to oversee the food preparation and wine selection. Some of the best vintages are now available at outrageously marked up prices, which the upper crust are more than happy to pay.
The high quality weapons and armor that you commissioned have been prepared and will be unveiled at a special ceremony held at the Flying Pegasus. Mostly Erymos’ idea to generate more money at his place.
After the ceremony a dwarf by the name Orin Ironshield seemed interested in the weaponry and armor to be displayed. A human middle aged man by the name Mark Karkin was there as well a Captain of a mercenary company living out of the Merchant’s District invite the party over for cocktails the following evening.
Harrimore has learned a man by the name Voltem the Wicked has been going around telling people the stories of Sir Harrimore seem fictious and he wonders why someone of such great honor would surround themselves with so many people of ill repute.
Gottri finds himself being shaken down for extra money by the Theives’ guildmaster.
Erymos hears word of an Elven Mage by the name Darius Trueblood who has spread tales of Erymos not being as good of a mage as he claims to be also that he is nothing more than a country bumpkin trying to weasel his way into the upper crust of society. While it all might be true Erymos think it in bad taste it be made apparent.
Fallen sees dipictions around the city of a man by the name of Big John and her in compromising positions which not only embarasses her but infuriates her.
After the cermony the team has finally gotten together for the first time in the past several monthes to talk shop and status their investigation. Erymos thinks his plan to have bards sing a catchy advertisement for a new ale, ‘Silver Lullabye Ale’, with the hidden message to find him at the Flying Pegasus has paid off since he lets the group know they have a meet up at midnight to see a possible contact in regards to the Court in Exile.
The group discuss the Spring Festival that is about to start and talks of going to sign up for some events is decided upon with Erymos excited yammering along about a new special spring menu for the event to drum up more sales.
Harrimore meets Voltem the Wicked, who his followers have found out to be a knight lord owning a large swath of land who’s name comes from his brutal and crew manners in dealing with his peasants. He shows their research to be true as he shows up to the sign up pavilion in a decadent black carriage where six pages come out and lay on the ground so the man does not have to walk with the commoners. He beckons Harrimore over after signing up to scoff and make light of the rabble around him. Promises to defame Harrimore in combat are made and Harrimore can’t stand the way Voltem treats his people offering to pay them triple and quintiple the salary they currently have. While the idea perk many an ear they do not take him up on it either due to fear of their master or not being free men.
Torsten’s neighboring church associates make claims during the team combat. Spurring him to enter us in although the group has contentions.
Erymos meets Darius Trueblood calling out to him as David Anemia or something since he isn’t important. He plays the part of a crass human make light of the witty insults with vulgarity and claims to bedding Lady Trueblood, Darius’ mother. Oddly enough though he used the time to pull out an assessment of the Elven mage, great fashion taste with a saphire blue robe gilded in silver with a matching staff, mechanical birds move around him which in truth Erymos is a bit jealous of. He does realize though since the claims the Darius made are mostly based on legacy accomplishments such as status of someone born into their status and heritage in magic. Erymos plans to use his time as an adventurer and mad man like thirst for knowledge the party usually declares often naive versus worrying about his own surviveability to show superiority off of sweat equity to get to where he is.
Fallen finally meets Big John who turns out to be a gnome titan. He makes like they are having a lover’s quarrel when Fallen threatens to wear him like a shoe from the ass kicking he’s about to get. He turns to physical threats when Erymos steps in to defend Fallen’s honor flustered by the coy words. Signing up for Team combat Fallen signs up the group causing Torsten to ask why it was suddenly okay. Fallen yells at him incoherently not able to fully explain why and stops off.
Erymos notices ‘Big John’ talking to some kids to go put up some more pictures of Fallen. Erymos outbids him and has the kids put up drawings of ‘Big John’ getting compromised by a large rabbit with the wording reading Big John with a question mark. The kids might not do anything since he opted to pay them up front but the best one getting a gold might spur them in their creative ways. Erymos reminds Fallen she still needs to pay her tab at the Inn immediately after the kids leave (it’s about 3 gold).
The group meets Grunk the Mighty an Oiled up Orc hefting a two handed great battle ax signing up for Wrestling and Infantry combat.
The group learns of the Game Master of Ceremonies being Kozdin a man of just and fair standing so they don’t think there will be any foul play at least from the judge of the competions.
The group make a pitstop since they hadn’t talked to the Human Alchemist they had hired and looked to see what he had available. Out of his stock 5 potions of cure disease, 5 potions of cure poison, and 9 greater healing potions he was surprised when Erymos asked the group since they had the money to buy everything if they agreed. The man was a bit surprised when they put down potion sling holders and bought his entire stock and thanked him. Mention to send word when he had more had him muttering about mass production and effectiveness of components it seemed when Erymos got him into a sidebar about anything particular he might need.
Gottri went back to take a nap, the team meet up with a contact that night to find out about Alimera. Erymos recieved a letter which got a slight smile and a sad look on his face before Gottri let the group know something was up. when the contact a young man by the name of Velsin, the son of a merchant said “They’ve found us out” Combat ensued. Five ogre assassins or skirmish raiders, the group wasn’t sure yet attacked in a rush since they had been found out and didn’t see the point on trying to sneak up on us anymore. Fallen and Gottri ended up going down due to poisons and Erymos found himself facing off against a deadly assassin by himself after two of the agressors were down. Backing through stalls he founds himself playing mental games telling the Ogre in Orc that they were working for the same master. Confusion on his face has the ill equiped mage deflecting the blow in martial combat before a green bolt splattered the Ogre’s upper body on the streets and one behind him. Knocking the second one twenty feet back and unconscious. Erymos took to administering the newly procured poison antidotes to Gottri and got him up pointing at a large Orge back to stab before moving onto Fallen.
With the last three living ogre down Harrimore readied his blade to decapitate the lot while Torsten opted to show mercy and take then to the proper authorities. While getting Fallen to drink the potion antidote Erymos did advice it could work either way, killing them in the heat of battle would be self defense. Stripping them of weapons and binding them was technically the ‘lawful’ thing to do and he did agree with Torsten that they needed answers. With Fallen up and about her and Gottri intergated Velsin with Fallen picking him up off the ground. Harrimore, Torsten, and Erymos took to disarm and bind the Ogre to take to the proper authority.
The party is signed up for Team Combat
Harrimore for Infantry and Mounted Combat
Erymos for Creative Magic Competion
Gottri Obstacle Course (maybe)
Fallen is at -3 honor temporary lost due to ‘Big John’s’ antics.