Gaiscioch Second Darkness

Snakes, Space Oddities, and Bored Meetings

in which Saul does the Safety Dance

The next day Bulosh talks with Saul about training the house security of the Golden Goblin. Saul agrees that this would be a good thing. Saul decides that Samantha will be guarding the vault from now on to keep her out of the public eye, especially now that she’s keeping the skull of the drunk she killed with her.

As Saul was finishing up talking to his new staff members a package arrived for him. He went and opened the package, inside was three venomous snakes. Saul ran off into the vault and the snakes were expertly handled by Faraois. Whom took the snakes outside and fed them chickens to satiate and calm them. After the snakes were safely outside Saul reemerged from the vault and was given the note from the bottom of the box. The snakes and note were a warning from a man named Klegg. Saul insisted that this matter did not involve his new associates and they shouldn’t worry themselves with it but he did have something for them to do.

A man named Lymas Smeed owes the Golden Goblin 2,000 gold and Saul wants his new associates to collect the debt. The party approached Lymas Smeed’s residence they find out he is a usurer. The door has a sign that reads by appointment only. Bulosh knocks on the door and doesn’t receive an answer. After a couple of tries with no result Faraois and Samantha head to the back of the building to see if there is a back exit, which there is. Bulosh kicks in the front door and heads inside. Faraois and Samantha begin trying to kick in the backdoor to the building with much less success.

Once inside the group are confronted by a strange beast that they have never seen before (a baboon). Edrik moves in to swing at the beast but falls short. Then a crossbow bolt is shot from the stairs but it misses Edrik. Bulosh heads toward the stairs to engage the man with the crossbow. During the chaos of the fight Shifty is struck by the man with the crossbow, between the strenght of the shot and the poison on the bolt’s tip Shifty is brought low. Edrik moves to heal Shifty with his divinely granted healing power and Bulosh tackles the crossbowman.

At this time Samantha manages to break down the back door and Faraois moves into the building and quickly launches a stone from her sling at the baboon which flies wide. The baboon is slain by Shifty with his magic after Edrik’s healing. Bulosh and the crossbowman fight up and down the stairs. The crossbowman realizes things are not going his way and makes a break for the door. He is tripped by Samantha and uses a vial of poison to take his own life. As he dies Sharha hears him mutter “… won’t <unclear> Z”. The group searches the building and finds the 2,000 gold owed to Saul plus some and notice that the crossbowman, whom they now know to be Lymas Smeed, was carrying a masterwork crossbow, masterwork scimitar, 2 potions and wearing a suit of magical studded leather armor, plus some personal coin.

Later that night while working at the Golden Goblin all metal becomes magnetized for around 30 minutes. The group also discovers that Samaritha has begun working at the Golden Goblin. The next morning everyone except Faraois notices that Faraois is emitting a purple smoke. When looked at with detect magic she is surrounded by a faint aura of transmutation and evocation magic. Some of the group go to ask the Cyphermages about this. The Cyphermages are at a loss to explain either event.

When the group returns to the Golden Goblin they find that Bulosh has called a meeting for the next day. During the meeting Bulosh discusses his new training and security plans to the staff and asks Samaritha to learn fire extinguishing magic, which she agrees to do. As the meeting was coming to a close a man rushes in and tells Saul that his shipment isn’t being unloaded from a ship as planned and there may be some complications…

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