Renovations and Shopping
After receiving the Mansion from Fredrick Attenburg the group decided to turn it into a guild hall. For this to work though they realised that some work would need doing to the mansion to make it more suitable. To this end the Dwarf Paladin, Gragus, and XT-002 the Warforged went to take a look round the city to get some ideas of what it would cost them.
They started their search in the High Quarter of Daveris but that the district had nothing in the way of shops or forges and was mostly a residential area. So they moved onto the Military Quarter upon learning that that would be their best shot at finding a forge and smith. Here they did find a smith that told them that he would be happy to do some work for them but wasn’t to fond of the idea of another forge opening in High Quarter. He also mentioned that they had picked a bad time to start up as resources such as stone and iron have been dwindling recently.
Concluding their business in the Military Quarter they moved onto the Merchant Quarter in hopes of finding some other wears. They firstly stopped by the old market square but found little of interest there as most stalls were quite small and nothing special. After asking a guard for directions to a shop for enchantments they were directed to [Grimore’s Magical Mysteries | Grimore’s Magical Mysteries]]. A very fine establishment where they met Mary Hollyhead the store clerk and Grimore the owner. After a short conversation Gragus placed and order with Grimore and left to continue his business. XT-002, after giving Mary a little fright with it’s front compartment, saw to it’s own business in the shop and then continued with Gragus. The pair spent more time strolling around the Merchant Quarter looking for furniture for their new guild hall.
While talking to a stone cutter about getting some statues made they hear again about how stone is currently in short supply. The pair make their way to a depot they were told about that brings in stone and iron from Vinguard. Here they find out that Vinguard for the past year has been overrun with bandits and that no shipments of stone and iron have been able to make it out the town to the city. This caught their attention and decided to make their way back to High Quarter to catch up with others and in hopes of speaking with the City Council.
Break In and a Druids Quest
While walking through the park the pair come upon the groups Druid, Laude. Laude is told about Grimore’s and that he might find some enchantments their that are of interest him. Before they continue however, the Bard Liddy comes running up to them panicked and tells them that there had been a break in at the mansion. Hastily they return to see what had happened and find that someone had broken into what was Fredricks office towards the back of the mansion. The room had been torn apart by someone looking for something but it didn’t appear that anything had been taken.
Guards were informed of the situation and the group was told that a man dressed in tattered leathers had come through the High Quarter gateway recently which is unusual. However, they couldn’t figure out where he a fled to. To this end, Laude, decide to do a bit of investigating of his own and took to the skies as a griffon. While in the sky above the mansion he managed to speak with a pigeon that was flying by. This pigeon told him that a loud noise had spooked them from their nest near by and that upon flying away they did see what looked like a man that didn’t suit the area running off the the South East of the city but didn’t follow him. The pigeon said it was likely the man was headed for Low Quarter.
Laude took himself over to Low Quarter and decided on the idea of trying to catch a rat to hopefully gain some information. After the success of actually capturing a rat Laude began his questioning, but this unfortunately lead to very little as Low Quarter was filled with people like the one described. So Laude made this rat to do some investigating for him, telling him to search round the Low Quarter and find out what he can about a man that broke into a Mansion in the High Quarter. With this done Laude had sometime on his hands, so leaving his griffon form he headed to the Merchant Quarter to find Grimore’s.
At Grimore’s Laude met with Mary at the front desk who felt that, after hearing Laudes request, Grimore would be more suited to serve him. To define what sort of enchantment Laude was looking for he demonstrated his healing magic on Grimore who was very impressed with what he had seen and recommend just the right enchantment. After a bit more shopping Laude and Gilmore came to a agreement that for a slight discount Grimore would get a look at the herbs Laude grows for the potential of being supplied with herbs from the guild.. Once Laudes business had been completed he went on his way to the park where he awaits the rats return with information.
Meeting the Council
After reporting the break in to the guard, Gragus, and XT-002 decided to head over to the City Hall in hopes of speaking with the council about the break in and Fredricks business in the city. The Dwarf was granted to the Council Chamber but XT-002 was told to wait outside, not being permitted to enter. Within the Council Chamber the Dwarf met Ser Merrin, Denaford Grey, Sage Dorian, Lady Verena and Lord Endrill. Gragus asked about what Fredrick had been up to and who new about it. The council told him that apart from getting the rights to excavate the area nothing else was known by anyone outside the council. Gragus then moved on to ask about what would be done about the break in at their and he was assured by Ser Merrin that it would be looked into by the city guard.
Lastly he enquired about the short of stone and iron supply their seemed to be within the city. He was told again about the over taking of Vinguard and the before his entrance that they had been discussing the very matter. It was revealed to him that they were planning to send 100 men to attack the town in hopes of reclaiming it. However, this wouldn’t be so easy if the gates to the town weren’t open to them, and so an idea was put Gragus about whether his group could infiltrate the town and get the gates open in time for the attack.