Escaping the Champions Arena, the fugitives found themselves in a scene of chaos. The rampaging hydra had left a trail of destruction in its wake, and the streets of Sarthel were filled with screaming citizens and running soldiers. Cyress, in fact, had somehow become lost in the confusion. The rest of the escapees made for the Alamarid Palace hoping to rescue Duke Meitor, but they were accosted by a group of Iron Circle soldiers with a pair of trained, fire-breathing hell hounds. Even with a hydra tearing up the city, the soldiers were still adamant on enforcing the Duke’s new edict that only the Iron Circle could bear arms in Sarthel. The armed adventurers overcame them, but decided they were no longer in any shape to free the Duke, and they retreated to the bell tower to recuperate.
They found the bell tower once again occupied by Black Knife thugs. These thugs, however, were happy to see them. It turned out that their former halfing lieutenant, Kelson, had been appointed by “the boss” and had been none too popular with the rank and file. By Black Knife tradition, whoever deposed the previous lieutenant should become his replacement. Unfortunately, Cyress was nowhere to be found. The Black Knives allowed their guests to recover from their battle, after which they escorted them to a secret entrance to the Alamarid Palace.
XP (Brandis, Elkantar, Frug, Thistle, Tirah): 580
Next session: 09/22/2013