18 Planting, 960 RM
Master Rake’s Tower, Grey Haven, Morning
Baron Mathieu du Clef visited Quion in his tower. Big Pete’s trial will be in two days, on the 20th of Planting. Because Big Pete has been accused of a capital crime for which he could be executed for, the trial will be by tribunal. The tribunal will consist of the Baron, Lord Mayor Charles Franklin Hobbs, and a priest. There will also be a prosecuting attorney and a defense attorney. This is where there is a problem. The local defense barrister, a man named Barr, cannot be impartial in this case. Nobbin’s gang killed his granddaughter a year ago. Therefore, the Baron asked Quion to fill the role of defense attorney for Big Pete, as Quion is familiar with the law. Quion agreed to take the assignment and do his best in this role.
The Sage’s Eldamoth’s Shop/Draconian Headquarters, Foxton, Early Afternoon
Lady Hawthorne arrived at the Sage Eldamoth’s shop looking to speak with Wythri. Wythri was in a state of panic as Eldamoth was missing and his room in a shambles. Eldamoth was last seen after breakfast when Wythri left to run errands and she had been gone all morning. Lady Hawthorne took Wythri to the Draconian headquarters hoping to receive help from the officers there. They arrived to find the officers present overwhelmed with some case. Lt Niamh O’Derry had just sent Officer Barechest and Trainee Jameson with the report of Boo powder to Grey Haven. After hearing Wythri’s story, she assigned Sgt Will and Officer Silverstone to investigate Eldamoth’s disappearance. Lady Hawthorne requested permission to bring Master Wrathchild in on the investigation, to which Niamh agreed.
While the Draconian officers were looking for clues inside Eldamoth’s shop, Damien Wrathchild looked around the building. In the alleyway he came across an old lady who kept whispering something about not sleeping, the Sandman took the old man, the Sandman is the Nightmare, the Sandman would take her also, but she would not sleep. He also found tracks belonging to horses, carts, and footprints. Lady Hawthorne talked to the next-door neighbor, a carpenter named Daniel. Daniel told Lady Hawthorne that he had seen three pilgrims go into the shop just before lunch at noon, but he did not see them leave. Early spring brings many pilgrims to Foxton as Crow’s Head Mountain is finally passable. Lady Hawthorne then asked Wythri to use her magic to look for Eldamoth. As soon as the spell went off, Wythri screamed and passed out. After she regained consciousness, she described seeing a horrible horses’ head, the stink of decay and death, and her senses were overwhelmed. While trying to calm Wythri, Lady Hawthorne saw two figures outside of the shop and asked Damien to follow them.
Gray Haven Dungeon, Late Afternoon
Quion interviewed Big Pete about the murder of Alfie the younger in Golden Village. Big Pete claimed he did not kill Alfie the younger. He stated that he saw a large creature carrying the boy. At that point the temperature dropped, the area grew quiet, and he had a feeling of immanent death and a sense of evil. After the interview, Quion was approached by Officer Barechest who delivered Lt Niamh’s report. Quion gathered his alchemy supplies and headed to Foxtown.
Eldamoth’s Shop/Lady Hawthorn’s Estate Early Evening
After her shift, Lt Niamh headed toward Eldamoth’s shop to update Lady Hawthorne on the other events of the day. But when she arrived, she was informed that no one was there. Assuming that Lady Hawthorne had taken Wythri to her manor for protection, she headed in that direction. On the way to Lady Hawthorne’s manor, she encountered Quion, who told her Big Pete’s story. At Lady Hawthorne’s manor, Lt Niamh and Quion related their information to Wythri and Lady Hawthorne. Damien then arrived by the back door and told the group that the two people he followed from Eldamoth’s Shop were after Wythri and where hired by a horse-faced man. He had to run as he was confronted by a large group of people. Lt Niamh departed back to town to make sure there was no further trouble.
19 Planting, 960 RM
Lady Hawthorne’s Manor, Early Morning
Quion spent the night at Lady Hawthorne’s manor studying the Boo powder, destroying the kitchen utensils in the process. He discovered that Boo powder was a derivative of Dream Dust. Dream Dust is a very illegal substance that causes dreams and increases a magic user’s power. Boo powder allows the user to stay active for long periods of times without sleep and gives the user enhanced physical attributes. After giving this report to Lady Hawthorne, he delivered a copy to Lt Niamh and returned to Gray Haven.
Gray Haven/Foxton Morning
Lady Hawthorne reported to the Baron what had happened and updated him on Quion’s research. She was introduced to Wallace Gunn, the Baron’s new Forester. The Baron and Gunn were just about to leave to inspect the western forest. Lady Hawthorne also requested a small squad to accompany her to add to the Draconian forces.
Lt Niamh joined Lady Hawthorne, Damien, and a disguised Wythri to investigate the bar Damien was at the previous evening. They found the place deserted, cleared out to avoid being raided. While Niamh and Wythri looked around inside, Damien felt that someone was watching them, but did not see who it was. While Wythri looked for magic, Niamh used her magic to enhance her senses while searching the bar. She smelled death and decay, and a strong scent of scorched spices, the same smell as the Boo powder. She also heard someone at the back door, but was unable to warn Wythri before the elf opened the door. There was a group of men outside the door that made a grab for Wythri, recognizing her through her disguise.