From the ashes..
Mirtul 9th – 1489.
Mission report – find the key to the cypher.
We were still in Aldoban’s house when the Luskan investigator, Cyril, came by. While Cinder had rudely turned him away, he came back with some city guards. I managed to talk him down and after a brief conversation I heard lady Shadwen of the Neverwinter Nights Tabloids was taken into custody for the murder of Aldoban.
While I only met the lady a couple of times, you would think a seasoned veteran like Aldoban could handle a pretty halfing. Cyril thought as much and he confessed in rather plain common that she was not the real killer. I offered my help to him to find the real killer. He would hold the lady for a couple of days and then let her lose, to see who would try to do something to her. A daring plan that surely can’t go wrong. But I had to excuse myself, I had a haunted mansion to infiltrate.
For the information of the secret door and the way to the dungeon, the party had struck a deal with a strange woman (Ava). Now we had to rescue the children. So we set out to the strange hidden room and Bella, a rather fine and elegant elf, kicked in the door and a combat was afoot. Or rather the started hitting little devil things. After a short combat we defeated the devils and started to investigate the room. (Was there Some other strange presence in that room that helped us? There was a momentary blur…)
We found two sleeping children and after reading some strange inscriptions or something. I confess I was not paying much attention to these events. After a while the children (Their names are Thorn and Rose) were awake and we gave them to the woman we found. Nobody died this time so that was a good thing.
The woman gave us the directions to the dungeon but it was time for the first lunch, so I invited the would be adventurers to a nice lunch. And while we were out of the house, we decided to go to the newspaper and investigate lady Shadwen’s office.
After a nice meal we went to the NNT (Neverwinter Night Tabloids??) and again I met the most wonderful elf, her name was Amoko. She was shy and very helpful and we made some plans to see each other later. Something in the back of my mind told me to be suspicious of her but I have a soft spot for elves.
In the office of the lady, we found the key. Well I almost destroyed the key. With a copy of the key we went to my place and we successfully decoded the message. It had a lot of personal quests Aldoban was doing for the other party members. I have included that information in my mission report.
And Aldoban discovered more info and maybe one of these is the reason he was murdered.
A slave market in Neverwinter was maybe trying to abduct our eleven year old druid. We can not let this happen!
Then something about the Arcane brotherhood? Are they back? They could have the power to kill the dwarf.
Council of Styx, criminals that have a new leader?
Anyhow we have a lot of leads. And I almost forgot. While Aldoban was the last Phoenix Knight, I will try and bring life back to them by naming us the company of the Phoenix. I think the rest will like that name.