When the circus comes to town.

Seiking Faith

Circus 03/05/2011

Using guild sigils and secret markers Seik was able to make Aurzel and Nova aware of his presence in the Shadowfell, locating him with ease they updated him on their new turned status Nova a fledgling Vampire Aurzel still not fully aware of his transformation from Deva to Rakshasa. They explained to Seik that they had been brought here to aquire ‘The Well of Tears’ at all costs from the temple of the Raven Queen. The Well was the only way to truly destroy a phylactery, but undead were not able to touch it.

After some discussion they knew someone had to get inside the temple and with both of them being tainted by vampire blood, they knew the clergymen would strike them down as abominations. Seik still stressed and disturbed by the news handed him, realised he was the only one among them to accomplish this task, so while Nova and Aurzel went to see if they could gather some fresh information from the locals, Seik would approach the Temple.

Preparing himself for the performance of his life Seik dishevelled himself, made sore his eyes, shortened his breath and staggered into the temple muttering loudly that he needed help. An acolyte approached him and asked him his troubles and he had explained that his friends had been taken and changed by vampires led by a lich and he needed the support of the Raven Queen. He was a broken man with nothing left and needing faith to support him. He was offered an interview with a temple priest in the morning and a bed in which to sleep, from the chambers window he signaled an all okay to his team who went about the city for information.

Nova and Aurzel spent some time wandering the streets exploring looking for some clue that would link the vampire clan that had turned them to this city, and they found it on the way to a tavern, a clan marking hidden from normal sight but visible to vampires outside a partially ruined building. Following their instincts they realized that the ruin was a visage applied magically and which they passed through easily into an underground chamber. Nova and Aurzel weren’t sure what dangers awaited them in the crypt, but they did know that if they were to succeed in their original mission to assassinate the king, they needed every advantage and information they could possibly obtain. Nova might want revenge with a deep cold abiding fervor, but an enemy who’s a lich is a far more formidable foe than an enemy who’s a king, and she’d deal with Orcus himself to achieve her desires if that’s what it took.

Morning came and Seik well rested and self prepared went to meet his interviewer a young priestess but one that ranked highly at the temple Meria. They spoke at length but she could see through part of Seik’s deceptions and knew that he did not want to become an acolyte. She thought instead his focus was for the revenge of his compatriots, Seik wound the the truth tightly and admitted that their mission had been to assassinate the royalty which they had discovered to be liches. Meria challenged the nobility of his task and Seik rebutted with a tale of his life and that not all things are perfect or as we would choose them. He then spoke of her life in the temple, and that however ignoble the path we travel, all end at the same place and that once we die then we will be judged for our lives. This gave Meria pause for thought and she agreed to the truth of his words. She then offered the temples assistance. Should Seik be able to bring her the phylacteries she would then destroy them in ‘The Well of Tears’. She Offered Seik a Black Feather and a Ring ‘The Feather will be a great help to you and when you find the Phylacteries turn the stone on the ring three times counter clockwise and speak my name, you will be able to send me a message and I shall send you a priest to return you and the phylacteries here.’ Seik thanked Meria for her assistance and left to find the others, and a method back to his home plane. He could be sure if he went back with Aurzel and Nova he would be found by the vampires and turned into one of them the same as the rest of his teammates had, a fate he was unloath to succumb to. He decided instead to find a portal to Vonn, the town Ponti was in and ask him for his assistance in getting back to Anderra, the city of the grand duke. It looked like open warfare was coming and no matter what, Seik was determined to see Solstic fall! If he could engineer that downfall by having it tear itself apart so much the better.

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prequel

We decided to just play a precursor adventure using Nova and Seik’s backstories, due to player attendance prob’s. So, Seik and Aurzel played Jack & Seik, a couple of 13 y/o boys who’d been raised in a circus and who worked together to relieve patrons of their purses. They had a very successful evening and decided to spend their ill gotten games in a tavern where looking around to add to their wealth they decided to relieve a drunk and unconscious patron of his purse and by dint of bluff and perserverance managed to get him out the tavern. (It took a lot of perserverance because the mark was huge.) A bit of a stumble and they were out the door where they “directed” the gent into an alley and attacked him. And suddenly the situation changed. The drunk was cold sober and lightening fast and in a moment hey were caught fast, but instead of being beaten, or killed, or turned over to the guard he offered them a chance to earn far more money in a B&E for some papers he was after, and training and more money if they did very well. The boys took the chance & took the job. Breaking into the house they looked through the master’s bedroom and didn’t find what they were after. They went upstairs and found a locked door. But, it was an easy lock and the boys went through and found room after room of locked doors. But the doors were locked from the outside, and when they opened them they found a brothel. Nova was one of the girls behind a door. Seik spoke to her, and said he would leave the door unlocked. Nova escaped and the boys kept looking but didn’t find anything, until they disturbed a few patrons engaged with the girls, and in the ensuing rukus and need for escape they went back. And found Nova taking a box from a secret drawer. With guards running up the stairs they escaped out the window, and were chased by the one guard smart enough to run out the front door rather than up the stairs. Running as fast as they could while being chased by a guard they were surprised to hear a thud behind them, and the guard stopped shouting. A quick glance showed a dagger in the guard and they kept running until they knew they were safe and out of sight. Seik gave Nova his shirt, and his “employer” stepped out of the shadows. Seik talked Nova into giving him the box, which did indeed contain the papers he wanted, and he offered Seik permanent employment, which Seik turned down and then Seik offered Nova a safe place to stay. The employer offered Nova the chance for revenge, which she accepted. Before he left with Nova he offered Seik Seik employment again saying, “You have no idea the things I can do, and the things I can teach you, or the power I have which could be weilded on your behalf.” Seik asked, “Well, how would I ever get a hold of you, I don’t even know your name?” The man gave him a tiny pewter serpent charm and said, "When your need me, say “shadow serpent”, and someone will contact you." and he and Nova left.

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Circus - 6

Grand Duke Daslen is dead and the vampires have staged a coup. Now the race is on as the king rushes with the grand duchess and an army to re-take the territory and in a matter of days the grand Duke will join them.

The party returned to th Inn to talk to Tak-Tak and he them. “We’ve suspected that the uppermost echelons of power in Vonn had been infiltrated by a powerful necromancer. But this is much worse than we ever could have imagined.” “You’re absolutely certain that the Grand Duke is a lich?” Aurzel replied, “Yes, absolutely certain.” Tak-Tak said, “Well at least the Grand Duchess Alyssa is dead. By all accounts her power combined with her husbands made them far to formidable a target. I’ve been working on acquiring the necessary items to give us the edge we needed to kill them once we’re finally in a position to, but now that she’s dead all we need to worry about is finding his phylactery and destroying it.” To which piece of comfort the party replied, “She’s a lich too” Tak-Tak was visibly dismayed to learn that and he said, “By the gods we’re in a lot more trouble than I thought.” She’s been gone for how long now?" “So we’re out of time, she’ll reappear any time now, if she hasn’t already.”
The vampire mistress Laureen appeared with part of her clan and said, “You’ve allied yourselves with us. It’s time to consummate that relationship. You will join us in the blood bond.” Tak-Tak said, “No we will not be slaves to you. And you have every reason to want us able to act independently in order to destroy the phylacteries.” Laureen said, “We have no reason to trust you, you almost destroyed our plans when you killed Damian. The only reason I haven’t had you killed already and am willing to make you a part of the blood bond is because you helped us kill Daslan and have shown yourselves to be formidable foes. I could use your skills, but I will be certain of your allegiance. You will be part of the blood bond.” A fight ensued whose outcome was a foregone conclusion as Tak-Tak was dominated by the vampire and then hit and held by Nova who’d decided that a vampire allegiance was in her best interest. Aurzel, spent and unable to use his most potent attacks, decided that a vampire alliance made more sense than simply dying at the hands of the vampires, got in line to be turned into a vampire, but unfortunately for a Deva, his choice would not be so simple. The party quickly died, only to be reborn as undead.
When the party returned into unlife they were inside the crypt where they first met the vampires. An argument between Beovan, one of the vampire clan now played by Exarkin, and Laureen, the vampire mistress ensued. Laureen wanted to prepare for open warfare and once the lich’s were dead use the time before their reappearance to find the phylacteries and destroy them by throwing them into a volcano. Beovan pointed out that throwing them into a volcano wouldn’t destroy the phylacteries, it would only kill the lich’s each time they reappeared, the possibility of escape would always be present. To destroy the phylacteries you needed a “Well of Tears” “I don’t know what the phylactery could be, but I do know how we can destroy it once we find it.” “A phylactery is always made with a Well of Tears. It’s part of the enchantment ritual. One hundred children are gathered and tortured for a minimum of 10 days, the longer they can keep the children alive and in torment the more powerful the spell and the phylactery. The essence of their pain, the sounds of their screams, as well as the tears that they shed are gathered moment by moment by the necromancer who is undergoing the transformation into a lich. The ritual creates the well, the well creates the phylactery and the necromancer is slain to be reborn as a lich. Why that’s important is because while a phylactery may be anything, the well is only one thing. A small brazier, seemingly made of obsidian, carved with the faces of a hundred screaming children and filled with a clear liquid through which a twist of red blood swirls constantly, but never mixes. The Well of Tears can destroy a phylactery and I know where one is.” “In the temple of the Raven Queen in the Shadowfell. The priests there guard it closely, but if the cause is worthy and the hearts of the supplicants are true, they will bring it in the time of need to destoy a lich once and for all.” Laureen pointed out that he was contemplating the impossible. He couldn’t go into the temple, none of them could, and none of them could go near the “Well of Tears” it would not tolerate their presence. Beovan outlined a plan to find an innocent and use them as a dupe to obtain the Well. Laureen, with some misgivings agreed to the plan.
The party left the crypt to go to a teleportation circle Beovan knew of to the Shadowfell. When they arrived they started making their way to the temple only to stopped by a gang of Shadar-Kai interested in Nova. Bin Kalon during the ensueing talk decided to manifest his vampiric form and a fight began that saw Beovan’s sword taken from him and Bin lying dead. Aurzel, who’d been using his attacks to good effect against the Shadar-Kai. killing several used several cantrips to make the Shadar-Kai weapons master drop the sword. Aurzel continued to use unorthodox tactics and attacks and acting in concert with Beovan and Nova victory soon followed. Bin arose and helped the party, after all, for a revenant, death is only the beginning.

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Circus - 5

Once Toox escaped from the careful scrutiny of the guards by using the Amulet of Mist our heroes decided to return to the town of Gahn, where they had left Ponti so that they could give him the materials he needed to make the portal. Ponti was as good as his word and established a portal from their room in the tavern, to the prince’s room in the palace. They then decided to return back to the city of Larnika, home of the Grand Duke, to continue on their task of assassinating the king. Believing that they had gotten away with the murder of the Duchess they strolled up to the city gates where Nova, the prescient bard, flirted with the guards and pretended to try to drum up business for the troupe. The guards, having been instructed by the grand duke to watch for and capture the circus troupe as they were extremely dangerous criminals allowed the troupe to enter the gates and then surrounded them and successfully captured Nova in a slaver’s net attack. With Nova captured the other party members tried to brazen it out and bluff their way out of the situation to no avail. They were all bound and taken to the palace dungeon where the grand duke appeared and ordered them taken to his private lab, but not before using an attack on them that sent them to sleep. Struggling against the effects of the psychic attack our heroes awakened during their transport to the secret lab and tried to make good their escape only to succomb again to the grand duke’s psychic onslaught. The grand duke had them in his lab to begin questioning them when they again succeed in struggling against the effects of the psychic onslaught and began fighting in earnest against the grand duke and his guards. The fight was not going well for our heroes despite their use of their most powerful attacks when another secret door opened and in rushed at least a half a dozen vampires to attack the grand duke. In shock and anger the grand duke uttered "How dare you! I can’t believe you would dare try to attack a lich of my power! And he commanded one guard to call the others and notify them of the castles attack while he commanded the other guards to attack while unleashed a barrage of power against the vamps and fey stepped to the door. The guards, rushing to engage the vamps still remembered to attack the party who had to try and make a quick decision as to whether they should try and escape or try to ally with the vamps. A fast & furious telepathic debate ensued which saw our heroes finally deciding on the very risky course of siding with the vampires and trying to aide them in their coup. Every round highlighted the precariousness of their position as more guards and vamps rushed in and they heard the sounds of battle ensuing from multiple directions while the party worked to establish an alliance with the same vampire group whose plans they had foiled when they killed Damian. But, in the heat of battle, without knowing where, or even what the phylacteries were, the vampire mistress decided to accept the parties help if they could indeed prove their worth. A SC ensued that ended with the Vampire mistress and the Lich lord facing off in a showdown in the palace courtyard. Knowing that their fate hung in the balance our heroes each chose 1 action that had the potential to change the course of the battle between the two. Their choices made, their actions taken, our heroes waited as the two powerful assailants unleashed their attacks on each other in a death match, which found the vampire mitress still standing. She turned to the party and ordered them to produce the phylactery which Nova had called out she’d found during that final moment to distract the Lich lord and give the Vampire mistress an advantage. Nova had to admit that she’d used a ruse, and began the delicate walk between being useful to the vampires while still keeping the blood in her and her companions bodies. Success, for now at least, means they still need to prove useful if they’re to have any chance at their final goal, the assassination of the king.

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Circus - 4
Seeking Misfortune

Our intrepid heroes captured and successfully snuck Prince Damian into their quarters. But, were unsuccessful in their attempts to obtain information from him regarding the vampires. The prince tried to escape by turning into a mist form and was instead stopped and butchered horribly by the party. With his dead body lying on the floor Tak-Tak, their handler, appeared. He congratulated the party on on their successful tactics, and then revealed that they actually had a contract on Damian, and that contract came from Grand Duchess Alyssa. Tak-Tak charged them with finding out why the Grand Duchess had placed a contract out on her son. The parties changeling bard, Toox, impersonated the prince and they carried the prince’s body into the palace by just walking past the guards and ordering them to take the party to his quarters. Once in the prince’s rooms they arranged his body on his bed and left it there to find the duchess. Then Toox, still disguised as the prince, went and found the duchess and had the circus troupe perform for their entertainment. Seik found a way to talk to the duchess privately and tried to intimate that they needed to talk more on the subject of the assassination, but the duchess would only say that the contract had been accepted and the deposit made and there was nothing to discuss. When Seik pressed her further the duchess used ghost sound to create a crash outside the dining room and ordered Damian, (still being impersonated by Toox), to correct the servants for their clumsiness. Toox of course left the room giving the duchess a chance to speak more openly with Seik, but she only stated that people in her position did what they needed to do to protect the kingdom and if they were incapable of fulfilling the contract than they should return her money. With that Seik told her that they would meet her in the garden tonight for the final payment for fulfilling the contract. Late that evening, after the prince’s body had been found, the duchess met the party in the garden where she payed them for the contract and walked away refusing to speak to them about her reasons for ordering her son’s death. In a final bid to obtain information Seik called after her, “It wouldn’t have anything to do with vampires would it?” Whereupon the duchess whirled and fired an area spell that hit 3 of the party members in a surprise round. But then it was their turn and through sheer tenacity and smart tactics they managed to bloody the duchess who then called for guards and tried to illuminate the area with a light spell which was promptly put out by Aurzel. With less than a minute before guards would appear the party knew they had to kill the duchess. Using every trick and tactic they had learned over the years as part of the Shadow Serpent Guild they killed the duchess and watched as her body turned to ash right in front of them. Toox assumed her visage as the guards arrived and Toox, as the duchess, stated that she had been attacked and that fortunately the performers had shown up and scared them away! Further questioning by the captain of the guard, professing disbelief over the parties part and offering to take the party in for questioning was met by a sharp rebuff by Toox and then she ordered the guard away. The party decided the best thing to do to hide the death of the Grand Duchess was to have Toox as the duchess profess to need privacy and seclusion and go to one of the outlying estates and then slip away. A plan that they promptly put into motion when Toox, still impersonating the grand duchess, returned to the palace. When the grand duke heard of the duchesses plan he went to her and asked her why she was leaving as the last time they spoke she was going to pay the assassins for Damian’s death. Toox told him that she had been attacked by intruders into the palace and that the performers had interrupted that attack as they had been nearby. The grand duke was shocked that anything could have successfully attacked her considering her considerable power and ability. He then asked if perhaps the presence of the performers had been a bit to convenient and perhaps they knew to much. He asked, “Do we need to have them killed?” Toox replied that, “No, no, they know nothing. They don’t know that we’re vampires. It’s not necessary.” The grand duke looked at her carefully and stated, "I think my dear that considering everything that’s happened, I think it best if you go to one of the manor houses. I will assign a guard for you pesonally. I will take no chances with your safety. The grand duke called the captain of the guard and told him. “The grand duchess will be traveling to the white manor house. I want a fully armed escort for her. I want a guard’s eyes watching her at all times. She leaves tonight” Preparations were immediately made for departure while the party worried outside the grounds waiting and watching for Toox to make her escape. A task made extremely difficult for Toox as the guards took thier orders very literally and watched her every moment. Aurzel was able to mage hand the Amulet of Mist to Toox and guessing that she was on the carriage carrying out the plan of pretending to need seclusion he used ghost sound to whisper the instructions of it’s magical password to activate it. The only thing they could do then was follow discretely and wait for Toox to make her escape which she did under cover of night as she supposedly slept behind her bed curtains.

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Circus - 3

Our heroes began this episode in the temple of Sain Momet, the necromancer whose atrocities gave the Lover’s Tryst it’s nickname. They had successfully guessed the password that opened the secret entrance to Sain’s private chamber and faced a fight with Sain’s “brides”, the young women that he had lured, tortured, killed and then raised into undeath. Smart tactics on the part of Val had the party winning the encounter handily as he marked and manuevered the enemy in their own territory, taking the advantage time after time, after all, heroes make their own luck. They had won only to face Sain himself in the next room. Entering the room they narrowly escaped damage from a necrotic trap that was set at the door. Quick thinking by Nova, a prescient bard, successfully bluffed Sain into delaying his actions until the party could get into a far more advantageous positions to attack. From there it was a foregone conclusion as the group made short work of Sain and he was destroyed, at least for the day. But a day was more time than they needed to search his quarters and find the codex even though it was hidden by an illusion and further protected by an invisibility spell. They returned to Ponti, the wizard who though dead, was the only wizard ever able to place a portal without ever having seen or been to the site of it’s placement. Ponti was able to dispel the invisibility spell surrounding the codex and sent our heroes off to obtain the ingredients he needed to make the portal. When they returned he was fully alive and in the flesh and gleefully promised the party that he would stay in town for a week to place the portal while they scouted around for the site that they wanted the portal to be placed and obtained a piece of it for him to focus the ritual upon. Our heroes had learned of two secret entrances to the palace through Louis’s involvement with Hestia, the girlfriend of the captain of the guard, and decided that the masoleum would be ideal for the portal’s placement. They had no sooner snuck into the masoleum than they heard someone coming. They reluctantly hid behind several crypts and then watched in amazement as Ducal Prince Damian entered the masoleum and used a portal that was already in the room to leave the palace in secret. Aurzel, a powerful magician in his own right, memorized the words of power the prince used even as he spoke them and enabled the party to quickly follow the prince to his secret rendevous. To the parties shock and chagrin they found themselves in a vampire infested crypt! Fast as lightening Aurzel turned to prince Damian and said, “We are here, right on time as you instructed my prince.” (While he was thinking, “Oh dear gods we’re all dead!”) But, his words forced the prince to choose between displaying weakness and stupidity in front of the Vampire Lord, or going through with the bluff on the chance that he could turn the situation to his advantage later. The prince chose to go through with the bluff and introduced them to the Vampire Lord as converts wishing to walk the path of the believers. All was going well until one of the party, Barabus, foolishly chose to challenge the Vampire Lord asking him, “How do I know if your worthy of my blade and my honor.” The Vampire Lord took his hand to read his intentions, and Nova used her psychic abilities to overlay her own dark past upon Barabus’s in the hopes of confusing the reading. Success, almost dashed by Barabus’s very foolish pressing of the Vampire Lord, was still narrowly achieved, and the prince was instructed to bring the potential recruits back the next day for testing. They returned to the palace through the portal where the prince angrily questioned the party only to be questioned in turn by them. The prince, eladrin by birth, decided to escape using fey step and call for guards to kill the spies, but through Aurzel’s and Nova’s powers was stopped and brought back where Val and Barabus knocked him unconscious so that they could keep him for questioning. Making sure that they left the masoleum in the same condition it had been in before the fight they spirited the prince away through the secret passageway.

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Circus - 2

Tak-Tak has tasked them with putting a portal inside the palace. But, in order to do that they need to work with a fellow by the name of Ponti Garchment. Ponti was used by Tak-Tak predecessor Althanea. She told him once that Ponti was the only mage she’d ever heard of that could place a portal site unseen, and Tak-Tak never forgets anything. Only problem is Ponti’s been dead for quite some time. To use him they’ll need a Speaker for the Dead, a reliable Speaker, since most are con artists and grifters. But a reliable Speaker is an expensive find. Fortunately Seik’s been a traveling performer all his life, he knows of a real Speaker, reliable for the right price. Through the Speaker they’re able to talk to Ponti. But Ponti was an irrascible coot in life and death hasn’t changed him. If they want the portal they’ll need to meet his price, the Codex of Runic Nomenclatures. The Codex was hidden by the wizardess who killed Ponti, and all he has is a clue to it’s whereabouts. A clue forced out of her while she was dying, “Waxing full it can be seen to aid a tryst, O lovers dream”. It’s not much to go on, but our intrepid heroes stumble upon a cleric who knows of a Lover’s Tryst. A place of horror and undeath the locals call it the Lover’s Tryst because it’s the kiss of death. After traveling to the town of Harvestri near the Tryst our heroes are able to obtain some rough directions and so armed they start their search. They’re able to finally uncover the burned remain of a home, and not to far distant another clue, “Little shrieker wants you dead, little shrieker what’s that you said.” Jeez, nothing’s ever easy is it, and it gets a lot harder when they’re attacked by skeletons because in their search they forgot the approach of nightfall. But, that may have been a lucky break because during the battle the stairs to the underground temple open. They go down into the temple where they’re met by a ghost who upon finding out that they are after the Codex tells them that she hid it here, where no one will ever find it, and that somethings are not meant to be seen. A battle with more skeletons finds our heroes in fine fighting form and they win, if not easily, and the search begins. Good perception checks mean that they notice the words, “death, comes, all, end” scribed in many places throughout the temple and Nova, the prescient bard, cuts herself, and offers those words in benediction over the alter. Four fonts of power are revealed, and the large statue to Vecna at the far end of the room slides aside.

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Circus -1

Introduction

You and your troupe have been entertaining crowds for years. Traveling from town to town you’re rightly known for the wonderful singing, magic acts, tumbling and amazing daring of your performers. Every town you come to is excited and welcoming, and now you’ve been invited to perform for the Grand Duke himself!

It’s your most important “Performance” to date, something your group has been working toward for years. If they can become the favored performers for the Grand Duke they will be in a perfect position to assassinate the royal family.

Episode 1

The story began with the Characters in their room at the tavern. Tak-Tak (the groups handler) appeared and let them know that one of their fellow guild members Louis, a former guardsman now a guild spy, had been caught and arrested.

They needed to get him out, and find out if he had divulged any information, but not at the expense of their primary mission, “gaining access” to the Grand Duke.

The party scouted the area around the prison by pretending to spread the word about their show. Then, in order to get into the prison Nova pretended to be Loius’s girlfriend. Nova, a prescient bard, was able to communicate telepathically with Louis and find out about some of the prison’s defenses. Based on that Intel, the party bought the ingredients they needed to make a bomb that would put the guards and the monsters to sleep. Through the afternoon the team used their skills and contacts to gather and construct the device.

That evening it was Time to Perform! They arrived at the palace of the Grand Duke, Seik Aztori a Painted Clown and Master of Ceremonies began their introductions. They put on an outstanding performance with any fumbles easily covered up by their clowning MC. The Duke and Duchess were supremely entertained by Novas Dance of the Veils magically enhanced by Aurzel’s skill with cantrips, followed by an astounding Strongman act and a Blazing Sword Dance. The act was concluded with a show of Magical Prestidigitation by Aurzel, they had gained access to the palace and were invited to return for a Command Performance when the King arrived.

But all was not well, Nova was recognized. Quick thinking on the part of Aurzel he began a subtle disguise upon Nova and with quick telepathic communication their combined efforts were successful. The man who recognized her, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, came closer and believed he had made a mistake. Nova pretended to give him a reading as a gypsy fortune teller while she threw him off the scent.

That Night came the prison break! Even with the sleeper bombs they still faced a challenge as they had to get Louis out before the rest of the barracks became aware of their efforts. They were unable to neutralize the guard posted to the outer door without him letting out a warning cry. The party moved fast using their Intel. they placed their device sending many of the defenders into a drugged sleep. However following the path marked out for them to avoid the traps laid out before them they were faced with an unknown defender a Wraith! They were faced with a dilemma if they did not hurry their own sleeping gas would begin to affect them and this undead fiend was hungry. The battle was hard fought and they were in trouble but in desperation Seik focused his power and commanded the Wraith into a trap laid for escapees that locked the Wraith away in one of the magically sealed cells. In a moment of celebration and relief Seik forgot about the safe path and fell into one of those traps he had just set his opponent into, However in a moment of unlikely flourish he was able to escape his cell with a TADA!

They had prevailed, but none to soon as in the distance reinforcements were arriving. They slipped away into the night with their prize.

They were worried had they been seen, even recognized as the performing troupe from the Grand Dukes hall earlier?
What Intel. does Louis have for them?
What will Tak-Tak assign them next as he moves them on this board like a master chess player uses all his pieces?
For now they were tired and the beds welcoming.

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