An Entry in the Journal of:
Captain in the Magi War College of Raven’s Bluff
Squire to the Knights of the Phoenix
Sergeant, Advanced Specialist Patrol, Raven’s Bluff City Watch
We started our day heading to Sharkey’s Bar and Grill as heir had been a recent crime wave hitting the city and we were invited to Sharkey’s to explore options. On our way there we met with Lady Tamaranda who accompanied us to Sharkey’s.
While at Sharkey’s the city experienced some sort of Earthquake, though it’s effects were greatly diminished for us. Following the Earthquake we met with none other than Tilly Rockcrusher. Tilly sat down for a drink with us and explained why he was currently blue (strange things always about in this city…). Apparently gey had romantic interest in Mora Starson (cousin of Warhawk Starson) and had headed over to Minimagic in order to request a flying horse. I didn’t get all of the details fully but it seems that his escapade lead him to a Wild Mage named Gideon who had, in fact, conjured forth a Pegasus for Tilly. Unfortunately the flying horse flew off before it could be tamed, and TIlly got turned pick from the WIld Magic. Gideon then tried to turn TIlly back to normal, only to turn him blue!
Anyways, after chatting a while TIlly got back to the topic at hand which was that it seems the recent chaos in the city was being caused by none other than the infamous Circle of Four (those hooligans!), which is why Tilly was at Sharkey’s. It seems he was our contact. Tilly gave us the scoop on our mission and then we leave.
Information we had:
- It seems that the night before Lord Blacktree and his wife were assaulted, Blacktree himself was left behind, badly beaten, but his wife was currently missing. At party was happening at Lady Devillar’s manor at the same time, with many of the city’s prominent figures in attendance (just not the Lord and his Wife).
- Much of the city was under a crime wave, it is thought that perhaps some members of the Night’s Watch were taking bribes to look the other way at times.
- Knights of the Golden Rooster and Griffin had experienced major setbacks that were likely tied in with the other problems.
*Mortimer Lightfoot and the Circle of 4 were likely responsible.
Upon returning to the service we hear that (unsurprisingly) the temple district had experienced extreme damage from the recent Earthquake. Upon arriving we fined that, in particular, the Temple of Lathander seemed to be in terrible shape (reduced to rubble would be appropriate). Talking with some of the persons nearby we found that the Chief Prelate along with several worshipers/priest(es) had been taken by some sort of flying carriage. With little else found out we decide to head to Lord Blacktree’s Manor House in order to learn more of his and Lady Katherine’s assault.
Upon arriving we find very little to help us, some obvious spell damage and City Watch members conducting their own investigations, but otherwise nothing of interest.
We then headed to Lady DeVillar’s where we find her taking care of a heavily injured Lord Blacktree but again, nothing of particular interest.
TIlly had mentioned that the Circle might have some interest in Ambassador Carrague, so we decide to head their next (running low on options). Arriving we find smoke billowing out of the house and the front door destroyed. Inside we find an unconscious man, but not the Ambassador. We awake the man and find ourselves face to face with the Wild Mage, Gideon. Apparently the flying horses were products of Figurines of Wondrous Power. He offers us flying belts constructed from Wild Magic (which definitely instills a sense of confidence in you…) to aid us in our investigations but beside that and the info on the Figurines, Gideon wasn’t able to offer up much information. Taking our leave, we experimented with the belts some, the weather was bad at the time, very windy, we were afraid that between this or the wild magic we would run into a spot of bad luck.
…Which unfortunately led to Mok getting slightly separated from the rest of us as he flew up high, during this time… we got attacked. Men teleport in and we came under assault. A rather frantic fight it was (I nearly died, Omegasun nearly died, and Tiberius did die) but we pulled through the ambush at the end.
Following the assault we headed to the Temple of Mystra, which was still standing (Praise Mystra!), likely due to it being a magic Dead Zone and what not. But several other temples seem to have been taken over by worshipers of Cyric, Bane, and the like! Upon arriving at the Temple we run into Lady De’Villar’s again, who had brought Lord Blacktree in to be healed. It took some time but we eventually staved Tiberius back to life. Upon getting a mission from Lady De’villars to help protect the city temples from further assault by the Circle of 4. We learned they, or their agents, were in some sort of cloud city above Raven’s Bluff.
We took immediately leave, unfortunately Tiberius just couldn’t quite keep quiet, and as we left we ran into some Cyric worshipers who he agitated. All seemed well, and we eventually started to take our leave, but as had nearly arrived at our destination a bolt of magic, from some sneaky Cyric worshiper who must have followed us, seemed to catch him and turn him to stone. We had not the time to fix the problem, with the temples being in ruin we left his remains for the moment and continued on to infiltrate the Circle’s on site base and see if we could find the missing people and put a stop to their treachery.