Admittedly, Dunhold is no Kratas, but it will do for now. This is the biggest city we’ve seen since arriving in Cara Fahd. It smells like opportunity.
Once again, however, the residents of the city care nothing for my talents. We even made a new play to tell the tale of our daring rescue of Lurna’s betrothed, with Stormbreaker playing the part of the head Assassin with a choreographed swordfight, Elessar providing music and narration, and me being gravely injured in the process. Or did I play the Assassin? Either way, the Orks were unimpressed. Clearly I will have to try and figure out what worked and what didn’t before we move on. This is getting embarrassing.
Upon entry to the city, Perlag set us up in a keep turned inn, and more or less cut us loose until the clans arrived. We kept a basic watch rotation to allow some piece of mind after the last attempt on his life, and for the last few days, it seems to have been going well. There are several guilds within the city, so most of the group has sought them out seeking training from other adepts. I almost envy the others. They can walk in to a respectable guild, present their credentials, show off their talents, and with a little silver be given instruction in the ways of their traditions. Oh, to be certain, Stormbreaker and Elessar have to do a bit more, they have to impress crowds and put on displays, and expect to have their egos bruised in the process (it is rarely a good idea to bruise the ego of the troubadour you wish to learn from, after all, they are rather touchy about that). Meanwhile, I have a very dangerous game to play.
A local cutpurse made off with my loose silver pouch at the market. After a bit of a chase, I managed to get back my money, but the damn fool was so skittish that he just ran off. He wasn’t entirely without skill, so I decided to investigate. I followed him for a while until he lead me to [REDACTED], apparently home of [REDACTED]. I had seen several Ork-centric organizations before in Kratas, but that was Kratas, and if you wanted even an ounce of respect, you had to have a certain level of professionalism. This place lacked that. I pondered a bit as to the best approach. I doubted that anyone inside had any manner of skill whatsoever, and so I decided to test that concept.
I cased the building, looking for the best way in or out that would allow me to slip inside undetected. The building was such ramshackle that I was able to enter through [REDACTED] with only some effort. Having entered the room of a sleeping Ork, I made my way through the mess of the place and began searching through what passed for a desk. As luck would have it, I found some [REDACTED] and a few [REDACTED], which appeared to be of some value, though I could not tell what. Not wishing to press my luck with the building as full of cut-rate cutthroats as it was, I made my escape with my skillfully gotten goods.
After getting back to the Inn, I received [REDACTED] from [REDACTED], an individual who had apparently been looking for someone like myself to recover [REDACTED] from the building I had just infiltrated. As I had apparently beaten him to the punch, and had shown some skill in doing so, he offered to [REDACTED] in return for one of the items I had taken from [REDACTED], which would also cover the usual payment. No doubt it was worth far more than that, but the value in information this will supply me with will be far greater than whatever coin it could have brought in. This should be a very interesting few weeks indeed.
Oddly enough, Fehl and Varan seem to not want to talk about the Mage’s Guild. I don’t think much good will come from pressing them for information, but I am curious regardless. Di’oq and Karghül seemed to consider the warrior’s guild well enough, and Stormbreaker and Elessar have some interesting tales from their performances. Sereph remains quiet and mysterious, no doubt having gained tutelage by staring menacingly at his instructor until he agreed that Sereph had sufficient disdain for others to receive further instructions.
On another note, we got a decent payout from those gems. I think it’s time to go shopping for some new armor, I’m tired of being a pincushion.