When Mark Valor returned to Avissium he didn’t find his usual companions where he expected them. He did find, of all things, a druid who he had previously encountered. The two visited Zorias who at the sight of a new potential customer was all too willing to do business. From him they heard tales of the group’s Firefight in the streets and elvish rescue. Zorias however, did not miss the opportunity to apply more sponsorship and sell a couple of potions.
intrepid adventurers Thia, Rolan and Moosa were being questioned by the Elven enforcer One Ear in elvish disregarding Moosa’s inability to speak it. That meeting swiftly concluded they met Vancill, apparently the leader of the elvish crime syndicate. It seemed he had been looking for an excuse to strike against Gamlan and the party’s capture proved an ample opportunity. Thia was given a token to show if ever they desperately needed help and informed that they would surely pay back the favour. Before they left Thia and Rolan took the opportunity to debate whether elves should integrate into human society or try to return to a more traditional forest life.
The whole party was finally able to meet up compare stories, stop briefly before splitting up again (albeit in different configurations) to purchase hammocks and visit Ennith, Moosa ran into Giles who told him that with mob pressures he couldn’t acquire the materials he needed. Meanwhile Mark told Ennith about how they where in something of a feud with “Skinny” Pete which did worry her so she gave him a small magical artifact that he could use to contact her in an emergency. On the way back both groups saw a group of
thugs wellwishers at Mark’s house and some miscommunication led to further violence this time however Mark’s druid friend, Sariel, was able to turn into a lion to help things alongside the usual crossbows and fire. Moosa took what weapons where salvageable and the party moved on.
The party contemplated how to resolve their problems with “Skinny” Pete. Asking around with Smiths they found no local help but did find out about a way station materials moved through. They decided against going there, instead they resolved to attack the extortionist working in the markets. Willem was his name and he was soon kidnapped and taken back to Mark’s house and violently interrogated giving the party the location of his office, Mark hid away the merchant’s gold and the group set off. With Willem as a prop Mark was able to get the door open leading swiftly into another fight this time including Moosa being hit with maces, Sariel blocking the door in bear form and a bottle of alchemist’s fire going off inside. While Mark and Rolan tracked one of their fleeing foes back to an establishment called the Honourable fiend, Moosa and Thia where able to quickly get the safe open and collect as much as they could grab from inside.
The party had entered into a violent feud with the criminal “Skinny” Pete and aligned themselves with the potentially dangerous Vancill in a town with no guard presence. Things where going to get even more violent and bloody before they resolved.