Session 59

Search body of Horlax, he wears finely crafted gith plate armour and carries a greataxe
Solzak finds an agate gem, bluffs the others as to its real worth
Jekall burns the mind of Horlax trying to discover the key phrase for the blind assassins
The brotherhood head outside and an alarm sound from Naraaku alerts them that company approaches
Outside Naraaku is gone but as he leaves indicates to Jekall that soldiers approach from north-east, east and south
Exit the compound just as a squad of soldiers round the corner carrying bundles. Jekall, still disguised as a city guard barks orders at the soldiers to turn and go the opposite direction. For a moment they are confused but after orsk barks at them their minds are made up for them and they turn and scurry off
Jekall reflects on the bundles carried by the soldiers, finding it odd until described to Frost who recognises it as dried palm leaves. They have the property that when burnt produce a thick acrid smoke. They all then realise this must be what Dote is planning to do tonight which is to smoke out the warrens. Soldiers already gather around the entrances to the warrens leading them to believe that maybe this will start early. They decide to move quickly and call an emergency meeting, first with Brevin and next with those of the council who can make it
Back at the home of the free the guards are alarmed to see the blind assassins in tow with Jekall, he reassures them however that they are quite under his control, but Orsk posts extra guards on them just to be sure
The group discuss their next plan of action which is to direct all efforts to the goal of taking the iron mines of tyr in the name of the free and the nobles within 4 weeks. Meanwhile the veil and the gangs of the warrens will keep the templars and city busy with a campaign of harrassment and terror. Aimed squarely at the templars however, rather than the population, to ensure their record remains unblemished in the eyes of the citizens. Also they desire to remove the obsidian orbs from house Ianto and hide them with the druids of the tarn
Athrialix who is not part of the conversation impatiently commands that if they are to have a meeting they had better so it soon before the warrens becomes impossible to enter. Ignoring the cranky wizard and continuing with their planned meeting anyway the group send out messengers to the previous attendees asking them to meet within 2 hours under tyr at the same point where they met before, hoping that most if not all would be able to make the meeting in time.
Before leaving to go to the meeting Jekall leaves one of the blind assassins with Mulan, the old psion who lives with the free to see if there is anything he can learn from her. Orsk is wary and posts extra guards nearby as Mulan is fascinated by the now ex-slave.
Frost asks Durwalda to procure some herbs that will create a coating to protect filter masks from the toxic smoke from the burning palms. There will not be enough time to outfit all but some will be protected
A large group of them then set off into under-Tyr almost like a small army they march through the underworld that seems almost more like home than above ground
Frost, ahead of the group with a pair of the blind assassins, stops as he hears a faint sound ahead. Turning a corner he spots a slender figure with cloak dragging a body! The figure spots him and then drops the body and darts off into the shadows. Frost gives chase and so do the assassins. The figure heads into a dark corridor and as his eyes adjust Frost then spots the figure, female, huddled in a small alcove clutching an obsidian dagger
There is a commotion behind as the rest of the group spot the body. Orsk rushes up to find the assassins closely followed by Jekall. They point to the direction in which Frost went. Frost retreats out of the corridor wary that this is an ambush waiting to happen and heads back to the body. Orsk however decides to brazenly walk down the corridor to trigger whatever the mysterious figure has planned. When he gets too close for comfort she leaps out and tries to slash open his belly with her dagger before running off. Orsk is ready and grabs the woman, pinning her to the ground. She struggles but Eben shouts her down saying she will not be harmed
The group try various forms of intimidation and aggressive tactics which do not seem to work until Jekall decides on a more softer approach. This seems to work better and eventually they discover that this lady is in fact Annavais, a high society courtesan minstrel. Solzak has heard of her work but dismisses her slightly as beneath his skill

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Session 59

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