“’F I’ve said it once, I’ve said it more’n once. Power corrupts. Tha’s what happened. Give some merchant’s son a Lordship and sud’nly he’s wanting a whole Kingdom. Good eggs goin’ bad ‘n all that. They say he was lookin’ t’hire an army to fight the King, they say. I heard from my friend Lew that it was gonna be an army of dragons, but Lew ain’t got nothing but turnips between his ears.
“Either way, ’f King Gelmar says ’at Lord Tytos was a traitor, ’as good enough for me. Glad they got to ’him ’afore anything bad happened. Am I right?”
-Benjy, Patron at The Bee And Bear
“Anyone wanna buy Ole Benjy another drink?”
“If we counted everyone that entered Roinsrest, we’d have more numbers to figure than the Haunted Forest has trees. We have no way of knowing who this fool was, other than his tattoo… Yes, it’s a black candle with a white flame, just there on his left shoulder.
“Oh, and his victim over there? It would seem he’s a Northern merchant. It’s odd, though. He looks to have been killed by a poisoned blade, but we didn’t find any poisoned weapons on the madman… In fact, we didn’t find any weapons on him. If I didn’t know better, I’d think there was some funny business about this whole thing, but the Captain says those four strangers can be trusted and I’m inclined to believe him.”
-Jalon Wend, Roinsrest Coroner
“This isn’t even the strangest case I’ve seen this week. A few days ago they brought in a cockless minotaur.”
Breakfast at Gelmar’s
I would say breakfast went off without a hitch… Until all the hitches happened. Our intrepid heroes found themselves set upon by four assassins, all bearing the same mark as the Jester they killed the previous day.
Taking care of the assassins with (unanticipated, on my part) ease, they escaped the palace just in time to see King Gelmar assassinated. Killed by a poisoned crossbow bolt.
It would seem something bad is afoot.
Each character gets 300 XP
Highest Single-Hit Damage:
Most Damage Taken:
-———————-Mikael Horne +10XP
DM’s Choice (Wannabe Showstopper): Sir David Honey +10XP