Tharr’s Raw Notes:
I found myself in Suki as the letter had instructed.
Two weeks prior to today (Mezzo the 8th) 2328HR I felt uneasy.
Job board in the gauntlet district.
Circular looking kiosk kind of area where the job board is.
Right around noon.
Gauntlet mostly houses a series of inns and various types of things that might be of interest to visitors to the town. Not much housing for locals. They have stables for horses but not many shops that might cater to adventurer. The tourist district. Mercenaries might hang out there.
Human cleric of Pelor
Aasimar cleric of Ehlonna
Two job posts listed- one says seeking housekeeper – apply in the Market District – signed John Smith.
and the other says…
Walked up to the barbarian and a human (Pelor) walked over.
The other one says: Seeking 3-5 able bodied individuals with capacity for problem solving and deductive reasoning, needed for delivery. Apply at West Suki Trading Company warehouse C in Shipping and Docks District – Lesko Broaden
West Suki Trading Company Warehouse C warehouse district Shipping and Dock District
Seeds of Eternity- someone stole them from my temple.
Jeffrey Treebow from Xelonial.
Xaxis Salizar – from Dragonledge. (Pelor)
Merry Wrenwright – odd jobs
Gareth Strongboard – Barbarian
We compared letters- different handwriting, different symbols
It is contiguous to this district – headed towards the west side of the city.
30 minute walk- arrived in the District of Shipping and Docks.
West Suki Trading Company – Warehouse C (recalled by merry)
A little office inside. The four of us headed in.
Are you hear about the job? I see… Are you all here about the job? Well, there was a fifth, but…
This is not about a delivery- my trading company has lost a package. We need an off the books tracking down of this package. We suspect our competitors, but we don’t want to bring about legal proceedings unless we must. You will need to operate unofficially.
The amount of money I’m offering for the return of the package is 500.
Lesko claims he didn’t send the letters…
The Dude showed them his letter- but Lesko said no…
I only listed the job today- this is post marked several days ago.
If you come up with the information about what happened to it- we can offer less.
We could part with 100 total for just the information.
Taken off the ship…
A lot of ne’er do wells around every corner. We see our less reputable ladies in the area for sailors that come in.
The package is big- I would estimate it at about 200 lbs. very large. It is a single item inside the crate that takes up almost the crate.
The manifest says it is some sort of object of importance.
The ship it disappeared off of – The Moonlight Skipper – don’t have the crew on record.
Delivery from Versat to us. This was shipped from one of the ports on Versat. We’ve worked with this ship and crew before without issue.
Had him send a message to get Gareth to join us at the pier.
The ship is currently in port. That request will not hold for more than a day or two.
Go along the pier there- you should be able to find it. Ask the pier master.
Full information about who was responsible- we can kick it up to 600 gold.
The package number and all that- copies it down from the ledger.
Do not know if the contents are dangerous – but it is fragile.
We would need part of the crate with the info at a minimum with the item.
Booth at the pier – Dockmaster – Mack Boatwright
Pete took a long walk off a short pier a couple of weeks past.
40-50 ships come through here every day.
We had a hold but on the Moonlight Skipper
Pier number 32 – head up to the piers- take a left- a plaque on each one.
Told Mac that Gareth might be along soon.
We stopped to get some food.
Seems Xaxis was avoiding eating fish..
Got the veggies- 2 sp
Gareth finally joined us. We headed on to pier 32 – a single ship on it. A fair sized ship.
People seem to be loading crates from the pier onto the ship.
We’ve got a hold for some reason…
We put ‘that’ box on the pier- we saw who picked it up. A representative from the trade good. He had a badge or symbol or something.
It went down the pier and back towards the main entrance.
We headed up onto the boat.
Puff, puff, pass with the two crewmembers from Jeffrey.
We made special effort that there was nothing around it. No problems on the way over.
From the last port we were in.
From Ching in Versat. Apart from the special transit directions nothing unusual about it.
We headed over to the Dock Master.
He seems to be talking to a couple of people.
Jeff asked- he saw the crate leave.
It was a representative from the company with three other people helping them.
Which company – signed for the West Suki Trading Company.
The signor looked like pencil pushers- the other three looked like burly dockworker.
The package was picked up a little earlier than expected- right when the ship arrived instead of a few hours later as it usually happens.
The pickup guy looked incredibly plain.
On the list- Burt Ellen?
Walk a couple of blocks in- not sure at this point.
We decided to head back to talk to Lesko about Burt.
Lesko confirmed- we’re missing one of our sigils.
Who has access?
The guards who were on duty at the time will be in at 8 tonight
Perhaps the owner of the company or a few higher ups know where this package is going.
Typically (off the record) if you are looking for some items on the black market..
The Hidden Blade in the Trade District…
I leave here about dinner time- then the guards take over.
An hour to get to the Hidden Blade
We all headed into the shop except for Jeff
Short blades- mechanisms perhaps for traps.
Mysterious looking guy- hood and cloak.
I had nothing to contribute for the ‘dagger deal’
Less than reputable people deciding to re-route a package- probably want to seek out the West Side of the Warehouse area for people that might be overlooked but might have services to offer entertainment- there is a nice lady that offers a very good deal- Lana. Word is she may have seen something near where she works.
The dagger has a secret compartment in the handle.
It is now about 4:30PM
Followed directions to Lana
Merry went in solo.
Looks like Shipshape Shipping Company – in 30 minutes Lana will ‘distract’ the guard on duty so we can get in.
“I’d like to make a compelling argument for him trying it”
Lana couldn’t get him to come away for some fun but did manage to pick his pocket. She gave the keys to Merry.
Sword and Pike guard services.
Back and forth. Gareth went over and said he was supposed to be guarding the door.
Tried to give the 5 gold to Gareth- and then…
Maybe it’s his…
You know, you’re already here…
The guard takes the baggie and goes off looking for Lana…
There are a couple of guards inside that are doing rounds.
Silhouettes in the office room.
The guards came back down the hall and I ducked into the packages.
Then Gareth came in and Merry stepped out, screaming at the guards who were trying to leave…
The guards were trying to leave but ran into party members at every turn
I moved as fast as I could to the back room where Jeff was. The guy in there took a swing at me with his rapier… and he hit me pretty hard. Jeff moved over and punched him but it didn’t seem to hurt too much. I tried to hit him and missed. He moved and swung at me- and missed. Xaxis moved up behind me and healed me.
I moved up and finally hit him with my Morningstar. He dropped!
I spotted the crate- a large device looking thing. Could be a machine.
Laying next to it- part of the crate that has been dismantled- shipping information from Suki information. Crate will not be useful.
Side of the crate with the shipping label- removed just the label from it.
Searched through one of the desks- got the Suki badge from it.
Guard – longsword studded leather light shield.
Office – Rapier and chain shirt and light shield and four moonstones.
The only crate that’s big enough- but there’s a coffin in it.
Grabbed the books- shipping manifest and the current books.
They found a crate big enough- only one- and pulled out the coffin from it.
Jeff went to the door- and bluffed the late arriving guard into leaving.
We were lifting up the box- we were reacting to a large explosion- but nothing seems to have happened.
Didn’t feel any heat or feel any damage.
This time it’s not nearly as heavy- we put it in the new box.
Gareth chopped off the things head.
A small creature on the box as we carry it. A small dragonlike creature with iridescent purple and blue scales.
It was asked- where did you come from?
It answered- I don’t know.
My name is Effie.
I was just flying around somewhere.
Surprised that we can see them.
She shared- I am a Reebinogthwen
It sounds exactly the same after Comprehend Languages.
Her race typically has problems being seen.
We got to the warehouse- spot Lesko.
Handed over the head, device in crate, the badge, the label, and the books.
I took 10 platinum- as did Jeff and Gareth. Merry took half gold and half platinum. Xax got a local trade voucher for 125 gold worth.
Jester’s Cap Inn- everyone is staying.
Lesko said he would get back to us tomorrow if the paperwork revealed perfidy on the part of the shipping company for an additional 100gp split five ways.