Everything is way worse than I imagined. Hooray for visual aids… I guess.
As it turns out, the assassins are in possession of Kraall’s soul, who was able to basically confirm the questionable dealings of Lord Tuatha. At this point, I suppose Knostril has no choice but to believe the accusations. He also finally learned, in character, that Crias destroyed Kraall’s notes for no apparent reason earlier in the tower/ship, and that it was a boon to the group. On the one hand, it buys the party some time because Tuatha can’t use the information for what he needs. On the other hand, Knostril was really hoping for a reason to slap the troublesome Watersoul Genasi on the wrists for destruction of property. I guess Druid Bob confiscating the shock stick will have to do. The dwarf may have to chip in with the Astrosage now, but neither he as a character nor I as a player don’t think for one second that the Huntsman doesn’t have another angle to his involvement. And I’m not ruling out the Astrosage seeking some personal gain either, just to be on the safe side. We’re dealing with very powerful political figures here, after all.
The party also learns, in character, that our friendly neighborhood Eladrin, Aladraian, is an apprentice of the famous Icon, Grayson Faraday the Psionist, who recently went missing. For those who need a recap and don’t want to go fishing through old posts, we learned back in session three that Kraall was (also) an apprentice of Faraday’s. Faraday showed interest in something known as the Bellerephon Cascade, “an obscure nebula with strange and unpredictable properties”. Shortly thereafter he vanished. This is why Aladraian came to Ferrosa; he knew of Kraall and hoped the wizard might have an inkling as to the whereabouts of their master. As of now, the spirit of Kraall doesn’t know where Faraday might be found.
Knostril isn’t quite sure what to do about all this, but maybe–hopefully–he can seek some sort of aid from the dwarven half of the Whetstone-Tuatha corporation.
In other news, the party advanced to level two. Yay!
In other, other news, we are now caught up on the current session again. Yay! That wasn’t so bad.