Where were we? Oh yeah, Eastport. So we’d split up to get into town without drawing attention, with those that the assassins were hunting laying low while the rest of us tried to find them without being found out. Not my strongest suite, you know?
Still, we found out some things. The port was deemed ‘not safe’, and any attempt to find out more was usually met with sad silence or anger. The captain of the guard told us some more about it, saying that only the Viscount’s ships ever made it in and out of the port. Now, I may not be the sharpest axe in the bunch, but that fact was beyond suspicious. Unfortunately, the Viscount was away on some sort of business at the time, so we couldn’t check him out. However, I expected we’d eventually find something worth killing at the docks.
We also made contact with the rest of our group and were told by the drow girl that there was a chapel in town that the townsfolk avoided. I admit, I don’t quite get surfacers and their churches, but I know that if you have one, people will flock to it. Hence, this one was certainly odd enough to check. We decided to check it out since night was now falling. When we got there, I had to admit it seemed a bit sinister. It looked abandoned, but skillfully so, you know? Like, the windows were boarded up, but hadn’t rotted to the point that they were useless. While we let that sink in, Yoon went up and knocked on the door.
Watch it! I know it was an odd thing to do, but that’s no reason to spray me with your used ale. A waste of good ale, that is.
So, she knocked. I can’t say she was the only one that did some rash things that night, but it still set a bit of a precedence for later. Some sickly voice answered, talking like they were expecting someone and telling us to leave ‘it’ at the door. We ducked around the corners and waited for them to open the door, at least, they did. Maybe I was a bit rash as well, but I managed to peek into the window between the boards and see nearly half a dozen people eating some guy laid out on a stone table. I know I talk about eating anything, but that’s only when you’re desperate. These folks there, they had a look to them that this wasn’t desperation but something far more evil. Really got my blood boiling, seeing that, so I had the Goliath throw me through the window.
What did I say about wasting ale! Drink water while I’m talking if you’re going to be spitting it out on me all evening.
I’ve gotta say, that big guy’s got a decent arm on him. I crashed through the window and started laying about me with my maul, sending some of them flying. The others decided to follow after me, which nearly got Folgen killed. That man needs to stand back if he’s going to be so delicate. After the creatures, the vampires, were dead- oh, and some wraiths too -we decided to stick around to see who they were waiting for. Turns out it was some guy with a badly beaten priest in tow. I tried to get him to come into the chapel so that we could question him, but he just walked off, completely unworried about vampires, the fog or the complete lack of guards all over town. He left the priest with us though, since I guess he thought we were the vampires.
Turns out the priest was some wandering monster hunter who came into town and asked the wrong kinds of questions. He got caught by that man, tortured and then dropped off to be eaten. Probably has been going on for who knows how long. We decided keeping our cover up might still draw attention since we were outsiders asking questions, so we went back to the inn only to find Willow and Yoon had followed our torturer friend to our very inn and had asked the innkeeper to let him know once we came back.
I had half a mind to take her inn apart around her ears, but she claims that the viscount has her daughter imprisoned somewhere, so she has to play nice when the viscount’s secret torturer tells her to do something. So I just ended up wanting to take the viscount’s manor apart around his ears instead. We knew going in that the viscount could be involved, but this confirmation really soured my opinion of nobles even more.
Yoon decided to pose as a barmaid from the inn and tell the torturer that we’d returned so that we could at least see what he’d try. Probably wasn’t the best thing to do though, since she just ended up getting captured. Guess she just can’t pull off barmaid like she can assassin.