Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Iron Kingdoms Campaign Update

To keep Dan in the loop. :-)

     So when last I left off, our intrepid band had just captured the prime suspect in the warehouse break-ins and had been promised by our friend Sgt. Hill that we could question him at the jail when he regained consciousness.
     Voldrag the Doom Reaver was late in arriving at the jail (I missed last week), and when he got there, he was greeted with a scene of tremendous carnage.  Five grey cloaked individuals lay dead, and the prisoner was holding his leg, having had the tendons cut during some torturing by the party...  Additionally, two of the party's elves had vanished, and the gobber had gone off to buy some coal for his steamjack at some point.  We have also acquired an alchemist named Trayjo.  Voldrag was sad at having missed such an epic battle, as he's always one for a good fight.
     The prisoner, who is named Davin revealed that he was hired by a woman named Tyla Helden to search for a necromatic relic, and that she was currently staying at the Smoke and Stack Inn.  Davin the prisoner asked to be freed, or at least provided with a weapon to defend himself as the grey cloaked guys had been sent to kill him.  Instead, Mallik the gun guy inexplicably shot Davin in his other leg, the one that hadn't had its tendons cut during torture.  The Doom Reaver was pretty weirded out by this, and he's a Doom Reaver...
     The party returns to the headquarters of the Illustrious Brass Anchor Trading Company to speak with Diera, our employer.  While selling the goods acquired from killing the grey cloaked assassins, we learned that one of them was none other than the renowned rifle guy Thurston Sale.  No way that one will come back to bite us.  No way.
     The party journeys onward to the Smoke and Stack Inn, where we meet up with our old friend Rel Venik, the manager of one of the robbed warehouses.  Rel seems pretty disturbed and took the party to a back room where he revealed that it is him that Tyla Helden was seeking.  He then proceeded to relate to the party a wild story that involved The Five Fingers, a group called the Black Guards, a place called the Shatter Stones, some undead, some caverns, and a mysterious priest who gave him his wild tattoos.  Now all of this had Voldrag thinking, "I've got to check this place out!"  Alas Voldrag's adventurous musings were cut short, for during Rel's tale, an evil curse was activated that began closing up his eyes, nose and mouth threatening to suffocate him!  It was super creepy, and despite the party's best attempts to save him, Rel sadly expired, but he did leave a note.

     Upon inspecting Rel's body, the party discovered that parts of a map were tattooed on him in various places.  The party copied down the map, then left the Smoke and Stack with his body, by pretending that he was drunk.  We ditched his body and returned to the Smoke and Stack Inn to search a room that we had the key from, having relieved one of the dead grey cloaked assassins of it.  The room turned out to have nothing of interest, so we returned to the bar where while chatting with the bartender, the party revealed that they were seeking Tyla Helden and were in the employ of the Illustrious Brass Anchor Trading Company.   No way that one will come back to bite us.  No way.
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