Thursday, March 29, 2018

Actual Play: Blue Rose AGE "Trouble in Hyrith" Session 3

Trouble in Hyrith, Session 3

Session 3
Monday, November 13, 2017

Dramatis Personae
  • Zajan, Night Person, Warrior, played by J
  • Sabo Duskfire, Human, Roamer, Adept, played by J
  • Kiva, Vata'an Adept, 17 years old, played by C
  • Ajax, Rhy-Fox Expert, played by Me

The party went to Anot's apartment in a well-to-do area of Hyrith. It was a nice place, not a studio, but larger. It's obvious that he's done well for himself.

Ajax convinced Kiva to use magic to open the door, which he does with skill. Then Ajax hypocritically says he's disappointed with Kiva for doing what is obviously a crime.

They searched the first floor and Ajax smelled around the place as well, noting that Anot was there a week ago. He also smelled someone, smelling of armor oil, along with three other scents that came a few days ago. They obviously searched the place as well.

Downstairs, they searched Anot's bedroom and his office. In the desk, Zajan finds pristine lithographs from a band from the Scatterstar Archipelego, one of them is signed. Ajax also sniffed around the office and found a hidden drawer in the desk.

In the hidden drawer was a note "I know Slaine is involed - how? Who does she work for?", along with a list of bust commissions and full body statue commissions for Perla. Looking over the bust list commissions, Ajax recognized Amalthelia Tyrstar, a noble from the Capital of Aldis.

Multiple entries on the lists had a mark beside them and there were no other details about those commissions, whereas the other commissions had details such as starting time, materials, etc. The commissions with no details are just a money list and there seemed to be something hinky about it. Could they be bribes? Smuggling?

Sabo sat at the desk and used his divination with cards to see a vision of Anot with some black coins, which he hid in the hidden drawer. Sabo also sees three individuals looking over Anot's desk, looking for information and ignoring the money found in the desk. One of them was the rough-looking sea folk sailor woman that they had some interaction with in the time period that they lost. 

When Sabo described the three, Zajan recognized one of them as Fern Swa. They didn't find any money in the desk, so someone took it prior to their arrival.
Searching through Anot's bedroom, Ajax sniffed up a hidden hollow under a loose flagstone. There was a small back with five black coins, the same as the coin of the realm except they are not made from gold or silver.

Sabo figures out that the black coins are some sort of membership tokens, not sure which group but access to their own coin minting means they're not a small or isolated group. The coins do not match the symbol of the Silence. The black coins are cast in some metal, not gold. The metal is not painted black but is naturally black. 

Ajax takes the black coins and they sneak out of Anot's place, heading for the tavern that Zajan was supposed to meet his Silence contacts.
On the way, Ajax sneaks into his apartment, again disturbing Sanford, and hides the black coins in his room.

The Vague Albatross Club is a dive bar, a hangout for poor folks, refugees, laborers, sailors and that sort. Ajax, Kiva and Sabo go in first and sit at the bar. Sabo tries to pass off his fake "good luck" tokens but the barkeep is not impressed and insults Sabo.

Zajan enters the tavern and sees several refugees that he knows. He gets some leads but nothing major about the Silence. 

After a while, the heroes leave separately and head across the bay to get some good Roamer food from a food wagon.

Next Time: Continuing the Investigation!

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