Savage Nights in Ashmere

The Story So Far...
All the shit we got ourselves into

The grand city of Ashmere, crown jewel of the continent Akaria, a place of incredible sophistication, and devilish infamy. Recently there has been much gaiety and mirth as news of the impending nuptials between Primarch Logan Mannus and Lady Selysa Fieri spread through the land. At the heart of this celebration is news of a contest with the winner gaining not only an invitation to the wedding, but also an in with the most influential figures in the city. The contest is as simple in direction as it is difficult to achieve; find the lost artifact of Ryker that granted his wisdom. At the same time as this announcement many wealthy guests made their way to city bearing many exotic and expensive gifts that certain unsavory elements wouldn’t hesitate to get their hands on. This brings us to our brave heroes, a disparate band of plucky adventurers just looking for an opportunity to enhance their status in life. Looking to take advantage of one such opening they struck at the cruel bitterleaf merchant Phillipon Morris and attempted to make off with his gift for the betrothed. Unfortunately slight miscalculations in the plan resulted in a less than ideal outcome, leaving a servant of the merchant slain and the heroes only making off with an admittedly nice snuffbox. Not to be deterred the adventurers next moved on to solving the quest set forth to find Rykers lost artifact. Searching first in Rykers Tomb, some strange sigils reminiscent of a chess set. Whilst contemplating this new development a group of Northmen, led by a mysterious almost “witchy” woman, was observed entering a hidden cave system under the tomb. Following the Northerners our adventurers came across a recently emptied receptacle suspected to contain a large chess board. After leaving the caves a man identifying himself as Urri Vellian approached to make an offer; in return for the chess pieces and the board he would pay a handsome sun.

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We Burn Down Another Building...
Its totally not my fault this time

This Time
Currently Friday night
Crash wedding?
Buy an inn/tavern in the Low Markets (Nate said 3-5k)
Gear up!
Plot and plan
Morgan: pick an advanced move for level 7

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We Hit the Big Time
and only steal what is absolutely necessary...
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Session 3

To do list
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- Talk to Reginald Rowor (dockmaster in the row), introduction through Eldren?
- Place a spy in the Collegium
- Start casing Silvio’s
- Hire more gang members (toughs, informants)
- Gather information about the Lampblacks/Ruddy Tom/Last Sons (Black Sons)

Reminder notes
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Criminal activity in the row has been consolidated under the local naval brigade
Massive corruption/graft going on, which displeases Reginald
The Black Sons are consolidating power in the Buckets

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Session 4

We have plus 1 forward to recruit,
we have to thwart the robbery
Urri should be getting back to us on info about Petranarch

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Session 5

Fire at the Hanged Man

  • Glass outside burn
    • Psychometry: Slender man in a green cloak, thin, peasant-like tunic, two gold earrings, gold ring on his hand. Has a small scar above his lip, probably a duelling scar.
  • Fafnir and Quinton went to the Buckets to try to find out if the Black Sons were responsible for the fire. Found out that Ruddy Tom is working with someone called “The Black” who’s helped him unite the gangs in the Buckets.
  • Morgan aqcuired the secret to Gander’s Ventriloqual Draught.
  • Morgan also witnessed the explosion of a galley on the the canal.
  • Questioned Worley about Petranath
    • Petranath has had four staff members for a long time. Two months ago he quietly sacked his chief advisor Sirasen.
    • Petranath is the acknowledged master of conjuration magic. Creator of things. So good at it, he can create temporary magically animated servants.
    • Rumor: Petranath was having an affair with a student a few years ago. Members of the council found out about it and kicked the student out of the school to prevent a scandal.

Next Time

  • Ended on Tuesday night, heist will happen late Thursday night/Friday morning.
  • Resolve: Informed Rodwar of stolen goods in the Buckets
  • Informants are looking for information about anyone who has recently lost a job at the collegium.
  • Try to find Sirasen.
  • Hopefully Urri contacts us with more info on Petranath, but we aren’t sure.
  • Talk to Rodwar re: what went on with galley explosion?
  • Find The Charcoal Club and figure out who The Black is.
  • Concoct Gander’s Ventriloqual Draght.
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Session 6

Crowsfoot Loot

Some workers in dock worker’s uniforms are moving the goods from Crowsfoot.
Tailed them to docks, 6 possible ships:

  • Trading Cog, Duchess of Montrose; Chelio Contose, Cpt.
  • Broken Down Trading Barge, Pulsham
  • Sleek Ship-Rigged Schooner, Aurora
  • Triple-Masted Carrack, Beaumaris
  • Large Bireme War Galley, The Usurper
  • Small Independent Sloop, The Prompte

A dock worker told us that men loaded up Duchess of Montrose just before we arrived on the docks. So we break in.

Duchess of Montrose is owned by Edwald of Marionberg, a rich spice merchant. Nothing to connect the ship to the Crowsfoot job, but there are two letters from someone named Lamatero. Ship has been anchored in Ashmere for a couple months, needed repairs. No mention in official log of taking on cargo.

Wednesday

We talked to Reginald Rodwar. No new info.

Morgan concocted the Ventriloqual Draught. Quinton and Fafnir headed to case the warehouse. Learn on the way that Urri Velian has been killed by infiltrators from Torsberg.

Sirasen

Heard back from our informants: has been blacklisted and is living like a hermit in a cottage outside the city.

The Future

Since we don’t have an interest in the power struggle in the Collegium, we’re talking about trying to move in and take over the buckets.

Next Time:

  • Currently Wednesday morning
  • We want to continue partnership with Reginald, influence
  • Rest up, start next session Thursday morning.
  • Check in with Sirasen?

In the near future, someday:

Sell Ryker’s loot to:
Duke Parma – amoral, sees himself as above the law
Lady Feire – married mostly for political convenience, wants to fall in love with the primarch
Viceroy Caldwell of Torburg – Can contact through courrier — a neutral flagged ship or over land messenger, possibly magical option

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Session 7

Thursday Morning

Word came that tensions are high and mobs are forming.

  • Morgan went to ask Lasteric for support
  • Fafnir went to find muscle to protect our interests in the Low Market
    • Fomented a riot instead. Lovely.
  • Quinton went to scout out the warehouse where the heist is supposed to take place.
    • The Row is in shambles, the district where the warehouse is located is locked down by brozehelms.

The Low Market was damaged in the riots and is depressed – negative 1 to next ventures roll.

Thursday Night

Headed out to the scene of the heist.

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Session 8

- Captain of the thieve’s galley died from poison pill
- Morgan saw a vision of a black haired woman with dark skin in a building near the temple of the weeping woman with the captain shortly before the attempted heist
- Rodwar is no longer dock master, now a naval commander
- Ruddy Tom has a house near the edge of the Buckets, and also regularly frequents an animal fighting pit/gambling den
- The Black is maybe a woman, meets with Tom at the Charcoal Club. Sends a blind kid to come get him.

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Spin Off Session 1

Setting: City of Setma

Cholorus

Rausori Scholar lives in Setma, tolerated oddity. Will pay us 30 coins each to go out to the necropolis and return with the sceptre of Ruhak. Bashr’s patron informs him that Ruhak’s wealth was built on the back of his peasants – take his wealth and leave it in the market square overnight for the peasants.

How did we meet him?

  • Omar: Was going through his things when he came back. Turned into a job interview.
  • Bashr: Directed to the scholar by patron.
  • Asaros: Answered a call for adventurers.

We did it.

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