Having redeemed Ser Killian in his quest, the heroes set out to attend many meetings and other quests they had planned in the city of Lagenberg. First on the list was reinstating Ser Killian with his order. They met with Ser Killian’s order, and revealed the defeat of the legendary fiend that lived “below” Lagenberg. Badger’s “Unseen One” was revealed to him, to be one of the Triumvirate: Tor one of the gods of Justice and Goodness. Badger was named officially a Knight, and rewarded with the title of Ser. Meanwhile, many more tasks were planned. The party was due to meet with the Lord Regent of Lagenberg, one of the last vestiges of nobility in the old kingdom apart from the Count of Elena. They were given a letter of recommendation from Ser Killian’s order, and were granted an audience with the Lord Regent. Before even meeting the Lord Regent, the party was suspicious. The elite guard of the Regent were dressed in all black armor, not the typical colors of Lagenberg or the Regent’s colors. Badger, whom had been recently rewarded with new powers of insight from Tor the Unseen One, used these to determine that the guards were in fact evil. While speaking with the Regent and informing him of his clearly evil guards, the elite guards attacked alongside assassins who leapt out from the shadows. After a tense fight, with half of the party in the audience chamber and the other half locked outside of it , the guards and assassins in both rooms were defeated, and the Lord Regent saved from an assassination attempt. Quite an introduction for the party to the Lord Regent, who accepted Badger’s deed to the Ettinmoor and rewarded him with the title of Duke as well as a small chest of gold.
Wai’Nerym spent the rest of that day in preparation for attending a Masquerade Ball hosted by the Golden Circle, an exclusive organization whose members included nearly all powerful arcane spellcasters across the lands.
Koh met an old friend from his time at the Ancient Pinnacle, a monk. They took tea at his house and reminisced about old times, and what they were up to these days. After some time, the monk’s eyes glazed over and a strange demeanor took his being. Suddenly, his hands reached out for Koh’s face and he shouted: “I need your eyes!” Koh awoke many hours later, with vague memories of the event, the words etched into his memories but he couldn’t quite remember what happened. He attempted to retrace his steps and find the house and his friend, but he could not find his friend or his home in the twisting haphazard streets of Lagenberg. He was left to ponder upon the meaning of this strange meeting.
Haplo set out to accomplish the task that “The Guild” gave him, gaining leverage over three important officials and nobles in the city. The Guild’s goal was to smuggle in and out of Lagenberg, with the necessary connections to bypass customs and security officials. This would complete a major trade network from their representatives in Vilios to the further world. One by one, Haplo found information and blackmail material on each of his targets until the Sorcerer was left. The Sorcerer would be the most difficult of these to convince, and the most important. This target was in charge of magical security along the docks and customs of Lagenberg, providing the magical detection abilities that took care of almost all smuggling through the city. Haplo decided to put on a show at the man’s favorite tavern, and meet with him there. After a great show, further boosting Haplo’s popularity in the region, Haplo sat down with the man and hashed out the details. He was more than willing to join The Guild, especially after the silver-tongued bard was through with him.