It all started with a letter and a ring

The Water Rises

It’s strange to think that only a few days ago I would be waking up to a warm breakfast and the smiling faces of my family. Instead, I woke up bruised and dirty, and ate some cheap tavern swill with the strange gang I have fallen in with. We had just finished doing an unsavory job for a man that I would rather put behind bars than help. We managed to get the information we were after, but as we were leaving, some member of the church showed up. It was suspicious to see them in these underground tunnels, but also somehow fitting with all the shady business going on recently. Our group is not exactly fast or sneaky, so escape would be difficult. Somehow, in out panic, we sent out friendly paladin away with the captive. Due to this, and other panic induced incompetence, the fight went rather poorly. We managed to come out triumphant, but just barely. We dragged ourselves to the surface, avoiding anything interesting along the way. Before heading to the inn, I checked the message drop site, and I saw that my family was in trouble. I checked it out from a distance, and it seemed that nothing horrendous was happening, so I decided to wait until tomorrow to investigate with the help of Halnas. He agreed, and we headed out across the city. As we walked, I pondered that perhaps the Mèrran zealots were correct. Ever since I’ve been on the run, every plan I’ve made has been impeded. It seems the gods are so angry at me that I can no longer perform a task as simple as crossing the city without the forces of nature throwing themselves in my way. The rives had flooded to unheard of height, and was quickly swallowing up huge portions of the city. We managed to get across using the underground tunnels, but just barely, and a return trip will be quite impossible. My brother and sister in law informed me that they were being watched, but I figure that if anything will take the heat off of them, a few thousand cubic meters of water should do the trick. We helped them evacuate, and decided that the next course of action should be to get out of this city. We headed upstream to investigate the flooding. With slight vegetational impediment, we reached the weeper. Who knows what we shall find there…

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New Friends and New Enemies
Strings are Being Pulled

I awoke that morning after a fitful nights sleep. I have normally felt safe in my own home, but now I have the feeling like I am constantly being watched, which up until now was something that only happened outside my home. I ate a larger than normal breakfast while staring at my big board of secrets. It had taken hours to rearrange after The Mysterious One had put the letter with the ring in the very middle and moved all the connecting strings. That’s probably why The Mysterious One had arranged for the meeting to be in the main marker. They know what I think about it. That’s why I have eat a big breakfast and bring food with me. I’m not buying anything from the main market. Anyway, I set out in a roundabout fashion to the market wearing my most nondescript clothing. It seemed like a good day to blend into a crowd. When I arrived there were many unusual things, including a rather large crowd of Toxites being whipped up by some mysterious leader, a city guard having words with a homeless man who had a rather large mantis with him, and the Fidano Half-Elf from the previous day. I put most of my attention into observing the Half-Elf, as the other two things were easy enough to keep an eye on, and I felt like I had botched the previous investigation and the Half-Elf might be able to provide some answers. Suddenly the Mantis Man broke into a run for the side ally, and now that he was clearly the most interesting thing, I followed. Unfortunately he saw me, but instead of bolting he walked back towards me with an inquisitive look in his eye and asked me if I was the person he was supposed to meet and showed me a ring. This was not how I had wanted it to go at all. I should have known who the people were before I ever met them, but it was not to be. So now I met the first person. Shortly after the Toxite rally turned into a full blown riot, and we were joined by the Half-Elf the guard and some other dude all with rings, and all in various states of trying to leave the riot or get the front of and prevent the riot. A scream from an alleyway to precedence. There were four men attacking a woman. Normally I don’t involve myself in this sort of rough business, being rather weak myself, but there were five of us and four of them. I did my best to help out while the rest took on the four men with their weapons. We saved the woman and she took off, but shortly later two more guards showed up. They seemed to have a history with our friend the guard, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were some of the guards who knew about the tunnels and the prison and the contraband, but this wasn’t a time for questioning. We dealt with them in a similar fashion as the four men previously. Now it was time to see what had happened with the riot. We headed for the shrine that they must have been heading for. Some of our new group headed off in pursuit of a cloaked man, while I and one other stayed behind to investigate the riot. Most of our leads ended up as dead ends, but one coin that i collected throughout the day had an image of a snarling wolf head on it exactly like that one weird tavern. So that is were we will be headed next.

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