TWtNW: Repossessed (Part 1)

July 28, 2013

Dramatis Personae

Kim as Marayna, Human Monk of the Order of Adami and Faithful of Taiia
John as Jace, Human Sorcerer, Gold Dragon Bloodline
Ryan as Morgrym, Dwarf Paladin and Forgelighter of Clan Stoneshield
Sean as Terrin, Human Cleric of Wyr, Caelwyn God of Tactics, Strategy, and Honorable Warfare

Ivy’s Tavern, Minstrels’ Ward, The New City
Dalaghsday, Springtide 8, 1,743 Z or the 36th Day of Cleansing, 5,892 TY

The party met with Eberak, the strange dwarf that had been looking for them for a few days. They discovered that Eberak Darakson of Clan Watercourser was a surly, down-on-his-luck grump of a dwarf, but he had simply been acting as a messenger. An urog named Koreg had wanted the meeting, and Koreg joined Eberak along with an alert, taciturn halfling archer named Seven Arrows.

Koreg revealed that he was a delver and tht Eberak and Seven Arrows worked for him. The Delvers were underground explorers who were given a mandate by Esri Fahima to explore the catacombs beneath Vancia. Koreg explained that the party had been encroaching on his territory with their incursions into the underground, but that he would be interested in letting the party work for him and the Delvers. He brushed aside some of the worst rumors that the party had heard about the Delvers eliminating competition and enforcing their territory, but he did admit they could be protective at times.

When someone works for the Delvers, they are allowed to freely explore and loot the underground, though some territory control rules come into play. Delvers are allowed to employ teams and not all team members need to be Delvers. But the Delver is required to pay a stipend of 10% of all treasure found in the catacombs or 25 gp per month, whichever is less, to stay in good standing. They are also required to turn over copies of any maps they produce and allow the Delvers to examine any objects of magical or potentially historical significance, which the Delvers can insist on buying from the heroes at a fair price.

Koreg proposed that one of the party joined the Delvers, working under him to start with. If the party was willing, he’d give them a job right then and there to test them out. Otherwise, he advised them to stop nosing around the Undercity.

The party agreed to hear his job and take it on.

There as a mausoleum in the Cemetary of Ogmios near the Manticore’s Gate tht needed to be cleared. The family that owned it – the Capellos – had died out or left the city a few years before and the House of the Dead needed the space. They wanted to remove the remains interred therein and lay them to rest in a common tomb. But someone had recently opened the tomb and disturbed the wards and rituals that protected it. There were signs that undead might be rising in the old tomb and they would need to be dealt with.

The party was instructed to visit the tomb, explore it, and put down any undead. They were free to loot as any property interred with the bodies would be repossessed by the Temple of Ogmios when the bodies were removed. However, they were advised not to add to the undead problem. If anything proved to “resist” being taken from the tomb in any way, the party was to leave it behind. Otherwise, the party could consider whatever they looted to be payment.

Koreg, however, expected them to abide by the rules of the Delvers – 10% of the loot would be turned over to him and anything magical or of historical significance would be examined by the Delvers.

The party spent the rest of the day equipping themselves and resting up. They decided to explore the tomb the following day.

Ivy’s Tavern, Minstrels’ Ward, The New City
Lughwynsday, Springtide 9, 1,743 Z or the 37th Day of Cleansing, 5,892 TY

The next day, the party awoke, eager to visit the Capello Family Crypt. But on going down to the common room for breakfast, they discovered that Ivy was not there for the first time since they had arrived in the city. A young, cheerful, gray elf woman named Mirella Goldeneyes was tending to the kitchen. She was inquisitive and friendly to the party and cooked them a decent breakfast. When the party asked, she explained that Ivy had some business to attend to and had asked Mirella to cover for her, which she did from time to time.

Before the party left, Mirella asked them where they were going. She warned them that Ivy had said it would be a good idea to stay away from “the Sanctuary” today. But the party didn’t know what that meant and didn’t ask.

The House of the Dead, Manticore’s Gate, The New City
Lughwynsday, Springtide 9, 1,743 Z or the 37th Day of Cleansing, 5,892 TY

At the House of the Dead, outside the cemetary, the party met with Brenuin, the Keeper of the Dead, an ordained priest of Ogmios, the Silent Judge, god of the dead.

Brenuin reiterated what Koreg had told them. He added that the tomb had been broken into a few days ago and he suspected either tomb robbers or ghouls looking for something to eat. He explained that once the party announced the tomb was safe, he and his workers would see to safely removing the remains from the tomb and moving them to a public crypt or catacomb.

Brenuin told them how to find the Capello Family Tomb.

The Capello Family Tomb, Manticore’s Gate, The New City
Lughwynsday, Springtide 9, 1,743 Z or the 37th Day of Cleansing, 5,892 TY

The party explored the Capello Family Tomb. They killed undead, found treasure, and got back to their adventuring roots. There were traps and a spirit to lay to rest. It was a normal crypt crawl. No need to recap it in detail.

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