The party had worked through as much of their rehabilitation as they had time for because soon the Vontaren caravan would arrive with the documents Erin Hastings wanted and Moosa had a significant financial incentive to make sure she got them. He had already organised for Vancill to organise a roadblock to lead the caravan off the main trade road to a more secluded area. The party were ready to head off on this plan when there was a knock on the door which turned out to be Elend Vontaren there for his tour of the “Deep Woods” Mark had promised, apparently he was to be called away on business and so it was his last opportunity, Mark was still blinded and so was tasked with giving the tour while the rest of the party acted on the ambush,
While Mark (and briefly Rolan) took Elend through the lowtown markets and Mark’s house that was. Vancill arranged for two wagons to block the road and cause a scene, that along with a few other blocks led the Vontaren caravan to an alleyway near to where Mark used to live. Near to the alleyway there was a loud gathering that drowned out the noise of the violence that ensued as the party with Vancill clashed with the trained Vontaren guards and Thia quite violently ended the accountant. the fight was not without difficulty but as always the party prevailed. Thia magically unlocked the caravan and the boxes within along with the documents was gold that Vancill expressed interest in but Moosa took. While Moosa left with the valuable and the incriminating in the portable hole Mark, Rolan and Thia took Elend to Zorias’s.
Moosa had asked Vancill to provide someone to work for Zorias and so when the party arrived they met Ashlay a young elf who seemed disinterested with the actual work, Mark utilized his blindness alongside what charm he had to while also buying a perfume for Ennith direct Ashlay to the “legendary” Rolan. Meanwhile Thia tracked down Zorias in the back and purchased another “probably legal” item this time a chime capable of magically opening locks. Rolan left to meet Ashlay’s friends while Mark and Thia took Elend to the “Deep woods” proper. Vancill gave a tour of the district and introduced Elend to some of its citizens, while this was happening Thia noticed her left hand grab Vancills ass there was no discussion of this at that time.
Tour concluded Elend left and Mark and Thia returned home. Moosa visited Erin Hastings, delivered the documents and received his payment he then returned to give Mark two thousand gold to be Rolan, Thia and Mark’s payment before leaving again to pay Vancill. Vancill was provided the agreed payment as well as some of the additional funds acquired, Moosa and Vancill did briefly talk about Thia.
Rolan awoke the next day in a rented room and not alone. after searching across multiple rooms Rolan recovered his equipment, before he could return home however he encountered an old friend from his time among the druids Aldor here answering Rolan’s call for assistance with his blindness, though it seemed that situation had resolved itself there was however more. There was a message from Longwood a mission for Rolan, he was to save a Zanthon “a captain or something” from assassins in the city of Sanuus though the message came with no more information regarding how or why he was to do this. Aldor left Rolan with a warning about dealing so much with humans and cities. Rolan returned to the party with a mission that with little information, that required a long journey and promised no payment out of loyalty to a druid none of the others had met. The party of course accepted…