Tonight we discovered some interesting events. A theft has occurred in the Village Poisson. Two animated dead, skeletons with strange purple runes painted on their skulls wandered into the village at night. The next day an involuntary meeting was held with some of the less reputable members of the village in attendance at the invitation of the Mayor, Jaga Gûrdan.
A government artifact, a magical seal of some kind, had been stolen. The skeletons were, perhaps, a distraction for the theft.
Saxon, a barbarian, and Barid, a genuinely licensed wizard, put their heads together in an attempt to solve this mystery. They found a pair of roguish looking humans (Cleo & Bajui), a cleric of Aurai ( Dawnbringer Praox), a rifraff gnome, and the town drunkard in the room with themselves. Each group is trying to solve the mystery, either alone or in pairs.
At Fort Kearny they searched over the skeletons and Saxon found another rune pained on a piece of leather in a pocket on the skeletons mouldy leather clothes. Dawnbringer Praox couldn’t tell them much more about the undead, other than that it was unusual to see them about.
They visited the Mayor’s home, and harassed her gardener while looking for clues. They found a tiny glove with hairs in it and on it, a gambling die made of bone, and a small pouch with a rat skull in it. They poked their heads into the room where the item was stolen from.
On their way out they happened across the Gnomori fellow and cornered him in the village’s general store. He was a bit uppity and so Saxon grabbed him by the collar and hauled him outside – crying out and protesting at what uncivilized behavior was being wrought upon his person. they didn’t get much more out of him.
They went to the bar, Seamus Tavern to find something, anything. Cleo and Bajui were there, talking to an associate and they all picked up their drinks and walked to the back of the bar when Saxon walked in. There was a goblin too. Covered in tattered rags and mumbling to himself. Three guards/soldiers from the Fort came by with news for Saxon in exchange for drinks. They bullied the goblin out of the bar, and Barid followed.
The goblin seemed downcast and distrustful and when Saxon came out later having found a second gambling die left behind, the goblin fled and the two gave pursuit, only to lose him in a bolt hole in the warehouse district.
They felt like they were getting nowhere and were going back to their respective residences, when a shout revealed two persons relieved of their coin purses – saying that two small furry creatures swiped their things and disappeared. A crash and a scream later and they were back at the mayor’s house.
Saxon kicked down the door and rushed inside and up the stairs – a small furry creature ran down the stairs and attemped to dash between his legs. A heavy handed punch stopped it quick. Two more made for the door as Barid was coming in and lept on him and under him to escape.
Mayor Jaga, in a robe and holding a wand kindly asks them to take the vermin and go.