A Contract Signed in Red

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A Contract Signed in Red
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:20:02 PM »
Rumour has it that a band of adventurers recently entered the employ of the Red Wizards of Thay in Essembra - particularly for the wizardess Jasira, who is known to be quite the collector and broker of rare and powerful goods.

The group included the paladin Eryka, the orange-clad mercenary Lahire, mister Marshall of Cormyr, Leril the skull-faced tailor, the warrior Dylaan, and the bard Ghara. Gossips wonder what the Red Wizards could offer such a group - some suggest information, others that the Red Wizards as an organization are known for throwing riches and dark magic at their problems and perhaps this group have fallen under such a sway? Either way, the group seemed to complete their contract and then move together to speak in hushed tones beyond the hearing of most folk.

Is something afoot? Are they still working for the Thayans?
Her skin is pale, her eyes are red,
Her leaden voice commands the dead,
To rise and stand beside their dreadful queen.
No mortal power escapes her thrall,
Her hunger will consume us all,
And even now I hear her call: Jolene

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Alexb83

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Re: A Contract Signed in Red
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2020, 05:43:49 PM »
Following their trip to Feather Falls, the returning group (and mayhaps some others that they deign to invite) set a meeting at the Halfaxe Ranger Station to discuss what to do about their newfound information.

(( Wednesday 17 June 1800UTC ))
"Jamais on ne fait le mal si pleinement et si gaiement que quand on le fait par conscience."

"Her lips were red, her looks were free, Her locks were yellow as gold: Her skin was white as leprosy, The Night-mare Life-in-Death was she, who thicks man's blood with cold."

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Alexb83

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Re: A Contract Signed in Red
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2020, 11:46:44 AM »
Another meeting is set to discuss the fate of the three Cultists

((Wednesday 24th June 2020 @ 1800 UTC - Halfaxe Ranger Station))
"Jamais on ne fait le mal si pleinement et si gaiement que quand on le fait par conscience."

"Her lips were red, her looks were free, Her locks were yellow as gold: Her skin was white as leprosy, The Night-mare Life-in-Death was she, who thicks man's blood with cold."

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Re: A Contract Signed in Red
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 02:14:26 PM »
Alas. Work is back on full time. Can't make meeting. However, Ghara sang this:

The Temple of Leira, Lady of the Mists
Traders in mystery, now abandoned and missed.

Those who venture in, will all espouse,
Evil lies awake, in Mistfall House.

So it happened to be, By the Red Wizards of Thay,
A quest to seek a treasure, and to keep Dragons at bay.

For dragon bones stolen, Lord d'Edoras seeks to know why,
The Thayans seek the answer, in the Coffer of Janshai.

It is a box of the unknown, as things placed within
Have a habit of becoming, unknown in origin.

Bold Heroes went forth, to seek out this Coffer.
Deep in Mistfall House, to see what could proffer.

The Heroes emerged, through fire and flames.
The coffer thus released, a trio of names.

Thayans eyes spy, and lurk in the shadows.
What names will this bring? And who do they oppose?

The answer lay soon, about the land
As warriors,mages,priests, soon gave hand.

The Tale will grow richer, as days pass on by.
And soon we will know the riddle, to the ultimate prize.