We start off in the Trunau and Candi and Garrik are staying at the Ramblehouse inn
Last few weeks 5 large splashes of paint in the form of crosses or swords have appeared in town.
We're invited to a Hope Knife ceremony, the leader of the town's daughter is coming of age.
We go to investigate the crosses.
They are similar to the white sword of Iomeade symbol but the church priestess does not know what they represent but says they are not part of the church or done by the church.
The crosses are deeper than the surface of the objects. Scraping away any reveals that the color penetrates the object. Some sort of magick.
Guards were in the tower when the outer face was painted and they saw nothing.
Hope Knife Ceremony begins
Ruby receives her knife.
Roderick son of Jager
We ask Fury's mother the wizard if the crosses are magic she says they have been tested and are not magic
Next morning we find out that Roderick is dead.
We talk the a guard into letting us examine the room he was found in.
Found a receipt for a hope knife purchase with an engraving "For rodrick, my love" though he has no spouse.
Urnsel the person who created the knife is not in today and the commissioned knife is missing.
Candi finds an empty compartment in the desk
We go to Fury's mother, the smity, to find out more about the order we found.
We show the order to Curst (guard) but he shows us the hope knife he committed suicide with.
Curst admits that Rodrick did have a girlfriend a half-orc named Bryna.
Curst gives us a writ deputizing us to investigate the death.
We have the hope knife he used to kill himself for testing.
Rodrick was the investigator. Are his death and the crosses related? What was he investigating?
According to Bryna they already exchanged knives but Rodrick had lost her knife. – This explains the comission of the new knife.
She mentioned he kept a journal.
We need to examine the cuts on his body.
Candi asks if clerics can speak with the dead and the cleric says that the father refused the rites.
Garrik notices both wrists are cut deeply. This is not possible since the tendons would have been severed on the other hand. He could not hold a knife.
Fury smells alcohol and something else in his mouth
Candi finds writing implements but nothing to write on.
We went back to the inn to speak with Cham about who was in the inn
Upon further questioning she described a human who came in and didn't want to register and paid her a bag of gold.
Investigating the man's room but found nothing.
We thought the wine in Rodrick's room was poisoned but Fury could not detect any poison.
Candi found a note in a hidden compartment of the desk in the assassin's room.
Found a letter to Melira from the assassin, saying they haven't found what they are looking for and that others preparations are proceeding as planed. He says he is about to take care of the captain of the guard (Rodrick)
Fury and Candi go to his mother the smithy to see if Unrsel showed up while Garrik stays to watch the room
Found the Oracle hiding at the smithy
The oracle has Rodrick's journal.
Katrezra the oracle wanted Rodrick to stop his investigation. The journal mentioned The Plague House as part of his investigation.
Katrezra said there was a Flood Troll at the Plague House.
With daylight remaining we go to The Plague House
XP for solving and investigating to be given.
Killed a spider – 600xp /3
Candi found Roderick's Hope Knife
Garrik found secret compartment and gold coffer box, Iron flask, 3 potions, 1 scroll case w/2 scrolls
Find a bronze statue and left it
Found the room with beds – Haunt but saved vs fear
Dire Rats – 3 Dire rats x 135×3 /3 135
Found a large wooden box containing- hand crossbow, 30 bolts (some different), potion, scroll case with 2/ scrolls,
XP to follow, Level before game.