After finishing the map, the group went home and decided to reconvene at Sa-Cha's. While we were discussing who to give the map to, Aeson managed to take off with said map. We eventually track him down to Bath'olomuse.
After paying our dues using one of the coins offered by city guards to citizens as a token of appreciation and incentive to vote from Keiren Riordan, we head inside the bath house to meet with Aeson. We learned he dropped the map at a Guild's drop-off point.
In the meantime, Stacy…
After a short rest and an investigation, we realized we lost Aesom, and by extension, our maps. We decide to head back to Ooks, in case Aesom tried to escape and congregated in Aster's basement. As it turns out, he wasn't there so we headed back down.
On the bridge, we see traces of creatures headed to the cave in, where we head as well, hoping to locate Aesom. Since he isn't there, we elect to sleep next to the carcass of a weird beast that we booped on the head.
We pursued Marcus into the Tiefling mausoleum and turned him into a nutritious/toxic goo. We almost didn't all maybe die a lot. Avis found the tomb of Aurianna Nocturne, "the final daughter of the House of Night". Her name and sigil matches Avis' pendant. This pendant is made of onyx, a highly illegal substance to own. As we decide to leave the tunnels for the day, we noticed Aeson is no longer there.
The Thieves guild dropped off some supplies in the morning for our adventurers. The bunch head out to Aster's bookshop to ask about his mercury treatise. Mercury is adaptive. It flows, it moves. Mercury might be able to contain Sheol because it is not always in the same place at the same time. It is also desperately poisonous.
While we interact with Aster, BD, Avis, and Rasmus found a trap in the basement leading to the tunnels. Eventually, the party convinces Aster to let us hed back to the…
After Lady Azoria was featured in The High Town Gazette for her work collecting funds for M.A.D.D., Sa-Cha enlists BD, Rasmus, and Rennie's help to go to High Town to pay her a visit to better understand why funds dried out.
After bribing our way through the Moon Quarter's gate and convincing the guards to High Town to let us know, we arrived at the Azoria's estate.
Juliana, the cook (and Kirk/Krik's mom) welcomed us into the kitchen, where she informed us Lady Juliana's priorities have changed.…
The group reconvened at Reni's where they are met by Jon Hawkins, chaplain for the local Thieve's Guild. It is unclear how he got in but he is there nonetheless.
He offers intelligence on Tess in exchange for obtaining a map of the tunnels and for Escobar's not obtaining the same map. After a brief bidding war, Escobar offered additional information, while Hawkins offered supplies, a cartographer, as well as a promise to promote the importance of local representation in the upcoming election to…
Where we meet Avis and re-meet Marcus
Avis had gone down into the tunnels following the appearance of the purple monster in town. While down, she heard the sound of the cave-in, ran towards, and after some catch-up decided to join the party for some exploring. She mentioned passing by a magic-made bridge over an underground river on her way to the group so the bunch headed that way first.
Past the bridge, the group heads South, following the banks of the underground river, towards the sound of falling water. After noticing a small…
We go back into the tunnels
We rebuilt the school. M'Toya held a meeting with her apprentices. M'aiq was told he need to teach/supervise Tress. Sa-cha on their daily run to the well healed Doris with the help of Rasmus. Doris said "It sees you".
The group convinced Adrick to let us back through the door into the tunnels with a promise to seal the door from the inside. We learned Mantike went down there with an Aasimar friend before we did. He had previously received a visit from wizards that asked him firmly to close the…
Breg came back to town carrying the dead body of Billy Braid, one of the quarters' favourite adventurer, retelling the story of Billy's heroic demise at the
hands feet paws maws feet of bus-sized spiders to save some members of their party. The town, shocked and grieved, decides to host a public funeral to commemorate Billy and console his mourning sister and her wife.
Mike was nowhere to be found, probably running around for M'Toya. Mantike had once more disappeared, as she usually did. And…
PREVIOUSLY ON CLOSE QUARTERS:
After deciding that the Lady of the Well did not deserve to be murdered, despite being a weapon of mass destruction and literally trying to kill our band of adventurers, the group decided to heal the harpy.
The watch came by to check in on what was going on, so BD hid in the harpy's place while Rennie scampered to a rain barrel (one of BD's many hiding places) to hide with the harpy.
After some failed and successful attempts at distraction (including an…