Done with the Business and pleasure of noble politics the party rushed off to try and stop James Solen’s attack on Joanna and Zorias but by the time they arrived James had been driven off by local elves although not without casualties. Thia gave the elves a story to tell the guards before swapping cloaks with Joanna. The party went to visit Vigo, the witnesses to James’s actions would be viewed as relatively unreliable including the party’s so Vigo offered to officially deputise the party so this would be less of a problem in the future an offer all but Rolan Nailò took up with nothing more to be done they retired to the Zahn estate.
Between the now usual perimeter searching Mark went to Sariel to address what she’d seen in his meeting with James. Mark claimed that he had been magically charmed and that was why he had given away the information and the portable hole, he also asked that she not tell anyone else in the party for the moment she agreed. Mark did do some research on magical charming but for the moment found little, The story he told the rest of the party was that he remembered nothing of the conversation so they came up with theories involving pickpocketing the portable hole or altering Marks memory. Rolan and Thia went to talk to Vancill who told them that with the recent deaths many in the deep woods were angry and out for blood, and Rolan promised to bring James to the deep woods for them if he could as the party developed plans to sneak some of Vancills elves into the Imperial district. Back at the Zahn estate Moosa had been acting as a scribe for Joanna he did briefly stop when he found a blasted raven corpse in the portable hole, not knowing what it was or what it was doing there naturally he had it sent to a taxidermist to be stuffed.
The party needed to talk to Vancill about the recent elf deaths, on the way Moosa stopped to talk to Giles and Mark talked to some of the merchants he used to know, the stories they heard were of elf
thugs citizens threatening human merchants, some of Marks old friends compared Vancill to Gamlan and expected Mark to go and deal with hi in a similar manor, Moosa told Giles to pac up his store and be ready lo leave. At Vancills conversation was tense with Vancill reacting badly to the accusations particularly the comparisons to Gamlen, he brought up ho much longer ho had been working in Avissium for the elves than the party and the problems some of the human merchants had given him in the past. When he suggested that for reconciliation with come of the merchants it was to late Thia left is disgust taking Rolan and Sariel with her. Moosa asked to see the brother of the elf that had been killed by Erin Hastings during his failed intimidation. Moosa challenged the elf to a fistfight but then simply stood there being hit until the elf broke down crying. For the moment the party seemed to be losing Vancill as an ally it also seemed that Vancill might have been losing control of his people either way Avissium seemed to be coming back into troubled times…