It’s been pretty dreary in dark days here at the city a few of us have met here at the sleepy dwarf tavern to try and alleviate a bit of the wars stream. the beaches and harbor of late have been pummeled by waves the height of a mountain or or at least a mountain giant . the door came flinging open to the tavern and a young man stepped in staring bolt straight out of and then the crackle and stink of ozone filled the room. it had that magical tint to it that I have come all too familiar with thanks to are currently missing Morin. last we heard he had been pinned down for a few days so the group on the south side. The poor young man fell to the ground eyes wide and twitching. I ran to him but he was already gone. In his hand he held a note addressed to the now official midnight menagerie.
Greetings brave adventurers of Raven’s Bluff.
It is with great trepidation that I must solicit your services.
A great evil is upon the city. Please meet me at my home
In 1 hour so that I may discuss it with you.
Lord Chancellor Kothonos
The Lord Chancellor met with us quickly and got to the dark business at hand it seems that many noteable noble have been kidnapped fromn the city and in one instance the Lady was not take and sadly in the process we lost one , "Rolf “Sunny” Sunriver, Chief Constable is Dead". He said with anger and as if he was trying to convince himself.
IT was explained to us that multiple members of the city’s upper echelon had been removed from all over the city last night . The culprits were a group called and somewhat self-titled; The Circle of Four, a group of elementalists. Specialty wizards Jarendella Fireblade a fire specialist, Mortimer Lightfoot an air elementalist, Marina Waterblade of course specializing in water, and Maurice Stone specializing in earth. Of all the people that took on these four the only one to still be available in the city is Catherine Morillon Blacktree. We of course explained that we would be more than happy to take care of this for the Lord Chancellor and headed out immediately with a writ giving us full permission to investigate with with the understanding than anyone we would show this to while in the city walls would understand we are working for the city directly.
As we were living the city hall we were met by Tilly Rockcrusher of the City watch’s Night Watch division. She had just come from the Blacktree estate a friend of hers Sarah a halfling cleric of Mystra was badly poisoned and was now resting at the Temple of Mysteries. The Attacker was Mortimer Lightfoot and he was seen wearing symbol’s of …Cyric? This did not match our profile of him so the end game became even more blurry . We talked briefly about some of the kidnappings and how surprised she was that Lady Blacktree escaped on he own .
….. we made our way next to Rolf Sunriver’s home now under guard. After explaining to the guard not only that we had a writ but that we had a writ but that a few of us are members of the watch he was about to allow us to pass. Unfortunately at this same time Rolf’s wife and daughter returned home. We let them come in with us they were aghast the way the place looked and we had to tell them he was gone. They were a mix of shock and sorrow. And we explained we would bring them to justice they gathered things to return to a friends place for now for safety after some debate. Thankfully this was before we found Rolf’s body we thought he had already been removed and taken to the Temple District. As we searched for clues we came across a journal belonging to rolf that had note on the hunt for the Cirvle of Four.
I have discovered that Longbottle and Marina Waterdale were engaged.
Apparently something happened—the wedding never took place.
After the wedding was called off Marina devoted all of her time and energy
to her studies. She rose quickly through the ranks until she was virtually
unmatched in terms of her capabilities. Those who knew her said that whenever
she spoke of Lord Calvin, there was a bitter tone in her voice and her words were
usually something to the effect that he would pay for the suffering that he had caused her.
Her closest friend Ariella is a frequent patron of the Shark Fin Restaurant and Tavern.
She might know where to find Marina. Meeting arranged with her for tomorrow afternoon
at three bells.
Must try to aprehend Maria without hurting her. I can’t help feeling responsible in someway
for what has happened.
I have also learned that friends of the other members of the Circle of Four like to gather
everyday at Sharky’s Bar and Grill for lunch. The friends are Isadora Spiritwind, Clem Starlight
and Rupert Nightingale, and they are the best friends of Jerendella Fireblade, Mortimer
Lightfoot, and Maurice Stone respectively. If I can’t get any information out of Ariella then
I might have to try and locate one of these others.
1000 GP Each
500 GP Total
5 bags each with 10 GP minted in zhentil keep
cloak of the manta ray
Keoghtom’s ointment (5 uses)___