Night in the City of Towers

Prelude - Arson in Five Fingers

Let's talk... with this knife to your throat.

Unintended events brought together this motley band of adventurers, and their time together started quite literally with a bang. A fire broke out in a small artisan strip along the wharf in the port city of Five Fingers, known as a place attractive to unsavory sorts. When it was revealed that Anwen Pennent’s brother, Eian, had gone missing as a result of the blaze, the group banded together to investigate the disappearance.

Their investigation was cut short, however, by a confrontation with a local merchant named Lagot Delphen who was preparing a shipment to an unspecified destination. In the middle of gathering information, Fye betrayed the group and confronted the merchant. Blood was spilled on the docks, mainly that of the merchant and his bodyguards, and the group was forced to flee Five Fingers for parts unknown aboard a stolen ship with the town guard menacing them from the docks.

Before they fled, however, they recovered a sack of coins from the deceased merchant along with a brief but telling note…

Brugur Gyrrend of Sharn,

I wish to inform you that I do not deal in the trade of lives. The boy you seek has already been taken, and I think by your rivals, but I do not know for certain. A lot of people are asking questions about the blaze, and it’s no longer safe to conduct business here. I am retiring to Fairhaven away from all this bloodshed and politics. Consider this my resignation.

Signed,

Lagot Delphen of Fairhaven

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