Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Iron Kingdoms

Last night we returned to the Iron Kingdoms.  Our characters are in the employ of the Illustrious Brass Anchor Trading Company, where we provide muscle to protect against pirate raids and the like.  Our home port is in the city of Korvis, and we found ourselves investigating a series of mysterious break ins at some of the Illustrious Brass Anchor Trading Company's (IBATC) warehouses.  The curious thing was that nothing was stolen, and all of the crates that had been broken into had been in the warehouses for nearly a 100 years.  So clearly someone was looking for something specific in dead storage.  My Doom Reaver Voldrag did his best Columbo impression, but to little avail.
Voldrag's Character Sheet

Our first stop was to talk to one of the warehouse managers, a tattooed fellow named Relvenik.  Despite his awesome faux goatee tattoo (the faugh-tee), he didn't have much insight into the crimes.  Fortunately the city elf in the party discovered the marks of a grappling hook high up on one of the windows, so a least we knew how they criminals had gotten in.
We decided to try our luck at a bar to see if we could pick up any rumors related to the crimes, but beyond finding an odds sheet for betting on which warehouse would be hit next, we came up empty.  Fortune was with us though, and we were awakened by our old friend from the Korvis City Watch, Sargent Hill, who informed us that another warehouse had just been robbed.  Our party sprung into action and once my Doom Reaver remembered to put on some clothes, we were off to investigate.  This, time, careful searching paid off, and not only were we able to determine that it must have been a rather large group that robbed this particular warehouse, but Voldrag was able to follow some blood drops to a crate in which he discovered a partially naked dead man.  This wasn't just any dead man though, he was a member of the city guard, and his missing uniform meant that one of the guards with us was likely an enemy!  Sure enough one of the guards made a break for the door!
The Scene in the Warehouse
 Our trusty steamjack LOgear managed to harpoon the fleeing man, drag him back and knock him out with a warhammer.  We were quite fortunate that the man didn't die, and when he recovers sufficiently, we intend to question him...

To Be Continued.
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