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The Fall of Talashir
Game Session One Recap
The intrepid catgirl, Lily, begins by being told of an unusual bounty at the Office of the Brand. It was kept discreet by herself and Emile, but if word of it got out it might put Braggis in danger. She meets another shifter, Flint, fresh off of the boat from Lyssia, and invites him to come along, as well as the magic shop owner's apprentice, Jeb. They all go to see Braggis, who greets them outside the brawler's guild.

Then Lily sees if her Golden Palm handler, Flex, has any of the information that they need on the bounty that Braggis has posted. He tells Lily that he is looking for the same guy, and that the Palm is trying to cut him out of the loop. He hires Lily to gather information on the Palm and determine what the man who has the bounty on him is up to.

But he tells Lily that he has another "client" meeting tomorrow, Martyrsday the 2nd of Hagspeak. And that she sounded interested in something similar to Lily's goals.

Leah shows up at the Harborside Flophouse, where Lily and Flint are staying, the next morning, saying she was sent by Flex. Lily regathers the party and they meet at 2B Docks Row, a small Branded safehouse.

Here they meet with Sir Sheridan, who tells the party a story about the Orb of Saeed, supposedly the greatest piece of Etruscan engineering, and the key to fixing it all. He tells them that centuries ago the orb was taken to Lyssia and fell into the hands of the Golden Palm. Now the orb is being ransomed to the Talashiri by the Palm, but the Empire hasn't the money to pay the ransom. Sheridan has taken the initiative to say that the empire will pay the ransom, and has made sure that the exchange is on Talashiri soil. He believes that the Golden Palm wouldn't expect someone such as himself, a Branded Knight, to try to steal the Orb right out from under the Palm's noses.

The adventurers are contracted by Sheridan to find the location of the Orb and steal it. Lily manages to find out a modicum of information on the Golden Palm before the entire district, guards and Golden Palm enforcers alike, goes on high alert looking for Flint and Braggis, who suffer crushing defeats in a skill challenge. She gives the information to Flex, and while Flex finds it useful, and Flint and Braggis are able to get jobs working at a Golden-Palm-controlled brothel, they are unable to progress with the little information that they have.

The party regroups at 2PM on Iounsday, the 3rd at 2B Docks Row, looking for information that was to be provided about the exchange to Sheridan. They do not find Sheridan, but there are two notes on the door. One says simply, "Adventurers." The other was supposedly written to Sheridan detailing the location of the exchange, in the warehouse district. Luckily, the wizard, Jeb, notices a strange coincidence, that the note to Sheridan and the one that says, "Adventurers," are in the same handwriting and on Sheridan's personal stationery.

Lily spends a lot of time spying on the warehouses by the harbor, near where the exchange is supposed to take place, and manages to find the Palm operative with the bounty on him staying at one of the warehouses. She tries repeatedly to case the place, and ends up following a dockworker to his house. She nearly gets caught being a "peeping Sheila," while trying to spy on him.

Finally, Leah approaches the guard on duty at the warehouse gate and asks about work for adventurers. He tells her to bring the party by around midnight on Pelorsday.

When the party shows up though, the story from the gate guard is that the adventurer positions have been filled, and a guard inside the gate recognizes the party as the one that the commanders of the Palm told everyone to watch out for. A battle ensues between the party and a number of thugs guarding the warehouse. The thugs were routed, with the exception of the gate guard, in the battle, and one of them was the man who killed Braggis' father and had the bounty on him.

Braggis retrieved the heirloom ivory necklace of his father from the man's body.
Session: Party Formation and the Quest for the Orb - Thursday, Jun 16 2011 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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