After The temporary transfer of a house in Avissium. The usual group returned to Mark Valor’s house to supply and regroup the plan was to go to “Skinny” Pete’s manor before he could reallocate his men, knowing this and what the likely consequences would be One Ear and most of the rest of Vancill’s men set off to strike against Gamlan. After a short rest the group did indeed go over to Pete’s manor Moosa’s initial attempts to sneak in failed but was then able to distract the front guard while posing as a rat catcher, everyone else was able to sneak forward. Pete was spotted arguing with his guards (who Mark knew as “Mike and Ike”) and was caught by surprise when Rolan and Thia suddenly appeared using the old tecnicues tought by Longwood Rolan pinned Pete to the ground with magical vines and roots and Thia killed him with a magical barrage the result was surprising and messy, Thia used this to intimidate the remaining guards into fleeing and keys where taken from an assistant.
The group set about searching the Manor debating whether they could keep the place. In Pete’s office as well as more evidence of Pete’s hatred for mark the group found some exceedingly valuable wine, around five thousand gold and some custom made arrows apparently made to seek Mark Valor the arrows were destroyed by Thia. Thia also took as much jewelry, wine, food and clothing as she could carry, Mark also grabbed a fancy presumably expensive vest. Eventually the group became aware of the violence and fire throughout the rest of the city as Vancills “Greenblood Alliance” attacked. Rolan and Sariel found a secret escape tunnel back to the street and the group took it. They made it back to Marks place after a small skirmish with some
Thugs Rioters pedestrians but they were not able to rest long before a large group was seen approaching and they hid in a nearby alleyway. Their apparent leader one Eras Nale apparently worked for Gamlen and called out the group threatening to burn down Mark’s house. Unwilling to see that happen Mark and Rolan took to the rooftops and taunted their foes leading to a dangerous chase across the rooftops with arrows flying behind while the rest of the group snuck off to the “deep woods”.
Mark and Rolan were successful for a time but eventually Mark fell unwilling to leave him behind Rolan went down to him and carried him away. Fortunately they had lost most of their pursuers and were able to successfully ambush those who remained. The fight however left Mark severally injured so the duo visited Zorias’s store which happened to be close enough. Though Zorias was tired having just been woken he was able to sell a health potion an a theatre/disguise mask to Mark (its probably legal). Mark selected a female elf mask and indeed found himself apparently transformed into a female elf and the two made it back to the “Deep woods”. In the morning when Marks mask had worn off he received a message from Ennith little could be made out but that she was in danger so the group went to the local academy. After another unfortunate incident with the enchanted stairs the group found Eras Nale with some
thugs new students and an apparently unconscious Ennith. Mark who fairly or not had his name attached to much of what had happened in the last few weeks was offered a chance to surrender to Gamlen to save his friends and he was about to when Thia launched fire at Eras from her hiding place unfortunately he was able to pull up Ennith to block some of it and set off something causing a large field of mist to conceal him and his allies, Thia responded with web and fire. Eras fled with Ennith, Moosa and Rolan jumped awkdly down after him, Mark followed by sliding down a stair railing, Thia and Sariel remained to fight the remaining foes.
Eventually Mark, Moosa and Rolan caught up to Eras who had a blade to Enniths throat. In a somewhat desperate measure Moosa threw his rapier and was actually successful in hitting Eras and knocking him away from Ennith, Rolan got an arrow off but Eras survived and recovered his greataxe. In a somewhat desperate measure of his own Mark charged and was somehow able to slip his rapier past Eras’s guard killing him while declaring that “discretion is the better part of Valor” Eras did not have long to enjoy the wordplay for he soon died.
“Skinny” Pete was dead, Eras was dead and Ennith was alive but it was clear that Gamlen would respond and the violence would continue until Gamlen or Vancill was dead Mark, Thia, Rolan, Moosa and Sariel were caught very much in the middle of this conflict…