Critical Failure

Words or Swords

Adventure 14

• Looked out over Skullport
• Discussed where to go/what to do
• Felt exposed so the party ducked into an alley
• In the alley two figures approached
• They attempted to rob the party at knife point
• Dal cut the head off of one assailant and then the party Magic missiled the other as he attempted to flee
• After they killed the thugs a Skull of Skullport attacked them
• The party fled!
• They were able to lose the Skull in the alleys and ended up exiting the alleyways near a tavern called the Missing Minotaur
• As they walked in the Tavern they watched as someone was stabbed, robbed, and then devoured. (The circle of life in Skullport)
• Inside the Inn the party took to Drinking (…as usual)

• Gregory joined a Tiefling and his friends that were celebrating at the bar
• The Tiefling buys Gregory a Drink then goes back to Celebrating
• Gregory buys the next round and start up chat with the Tiefling
• The Tiefling is celebrating his recent “promotion” in Skullport

• Dal and Fey go up to the end of the bar to get their own drinks
• A patron notices the Golden Goblin Champion Medallion around Dal’s neck and urges dal to “hand-wrestle” the dark skinned dwarf that has been crushin’ thumbs in the far corner of the room
• Dal, slightly inebriated, gives into Fey’s subtle prods at his bravado and decides he needs to “put the Dwarf in it’s place”
• Dal approaches the Dark dwarf and is surprised to learn it’s name, Linsi
• Fey Begins to develop a gambling problem (bet’s 20g on Dal)

• Laurafine, Runa and Lena approach the dark stranger sitting alone
• As they approach his eyes lock on Luarafine
• He recognizes her and complements her dancing
• He is a patron of the arts and loved Laurafine’s dancing “better than Lady Cerulean”
• They find out that he is an Assassin that spends him time in Waterdeep and Skullport
• Luarafine asks him about the missing girl
• They ask about a certain powerful wizard but don’t feel comfortable talking about it in public Lena excuses herself to go find the rest of the party
• The Assassin, Jessir… Leads Runa and Laurafine to a more private location upstairs
• Runa is reluctant, but around the staircase finds herself feeling attracted to Jessir
• They reach Jessir’s room and he leads them in

• Lena finds Gregory and tells him that she is worried about Laurafine’s behavior with the stranger
• He follows her upstairs and they begin trying to figure out which room they went into

• Dal and Linsi begin their hand-wrestling match
• One, two, three, four… I declare a thumb war
• Dal has a crushing victory over Linsi and in anger she flips the table and reaches to her sword belt
• Dal readies for battle but is surprised when linsi brandishes an ale mug instead of a sword
• She grabs him by the waist and leads him to the bar
• Fey collects on her bet and joins Dal and Linsi at the bar

• Upstairs…
• Jessir and Laurafine talk business
• Laurafine reveals that she would like to hire Jessir to kill Elich
• Jessir wonders what sort of payment they can offer for such a difficult mark
• Intoxicated with Jessirs looks Runa implies that she’d be willing to be part of the payment
• He thanks her for the offer, but insists that more practical payments would be required
• Laurafine offers up a chest full of gems that the party found in the dead Thieves house
• Jessir instead asks if the box’s key something that they would be willing to offer as payment
• Reluctantly Laurafine offers it up to him
• Why is the key so special?
• Jessir looks at them like they are crazy… This key will open almost any lock.

• Jessir gives Runa a seductive look
• Laurafine notices Runa’s face go somewhat blank
• Moments later Jessir is right on top of Laurafine
• She pushes him back and stabs her with a dagger
• Laurafine calls out for help

• Lena and Gregory run for the door
• Gregory attempts to pick the lock on the door and fails
• Lena and Gregory get in an argument over who should pick the lock

• Fey overhears someone matching Ander’s description asking around the tavern for Runa
• She covertly tries to reach out to him, but just confuses Anders
• Do you know where Runa is? I have been told she was seen heading into the Missing Minotaur

• Lena Messages Fey and Dal that they are urgently needed upstairs
• Fey tells Gregory and Anders what Runa and Laurafine may be in trouble upstairs and the three of them rush to join the rest of the party

• Dal receives a firm smack on his ass from Linsi as he heads away from the bar

• Gregory and Lena open the door
• Gregory battle rolls across the room to get behind Jessir and shoots him with a dart

• Lena shoots Jessir with a Magic Missile and Runa retaliates against Lena attacking her with her sword and then warning the rest of the party that any magical attacks on Jessir would be met with the sharp end of her blade
• The party continues to attack Jessir
• Jessir thinks about tuning into mist… (But didn’t)
• Jessir continues to attack Laurafine ignoring the other attackers claiming that “Only his target matters”

• Lena uses magic to force Runa to fall asleep as she tries to attack Fay who is shooting at Jessir from atop the bed

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