Having secured the artwork, we followed Maco's list to the Dragon's Breath, a fine tobacco club. We were hosted by Atavah Sunthrower, the owner, and she seemed fairly talkative, after we assured her we may know why the ogre was not feeling well and we wanted to help him. Auge buying into the club with a membership also helped relations. She told us he had been in the day before, but he was due back in a few hours to meet with Obadiah. Well, he was the next and last name on our list, so we decided to wait for them both. Obadiah, retired Councilor and Counselor, and representative of the House of the Four Winds, was an older human who came off quite polished. We were able to speak to him at great length. We told him we had uncovered a plot to hoard a secret poison, and in investigating this, we discovered Maco was a victim of poisoning, and close to death. We told what we knew of the dwarf poisoner's plot and timeline. He seemed surprised, and was adamant in denying anything to do with making the Kiss poison. When bluntly told we were told he would be able to make it, he stiffened and swore he did not, and although some in his house probably could, he was moving away from that and trying to buck some of the negative business practices traditionally pursued by his house. When asked about the truffles, he did remember Maco asking to secure their purchase through one of his regular shipping routes from the Isles 2 years ago. It was about then Maco burst into the club, clutched at himself as he croaked "Don't..... trust......" and fell to the floor.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Session 4 9-29-10
Starting this session about 4:30 , we headed directly to Tamros Longbrow's tattoo shop, The Creeping Rose. Splint into two groups, Auge and Durg covered the back door as they landed, and Versel and Jeren handled the front door. The inkmaking craftsmen gave the flyers no trouble, but a pair of hobgoblins were taught a lesson in manners on the front stoop. After a quick, fierce struggle, the poison-smith dwarf was subdued and he answered some questions. He admitted to a scheme of concocting a long term poison delivered through a tattoo. He said he begun doing it about 2 years ago, and we figured he was using about 40% of the materials we were tracking down. He admitted to trying a big dose in Maco, and he admitted Maco was on the trail of figuring it out, but he mislead him with some confusing information. He admitted to having the painting we sought, and told us where he got it from( a man named Dambode from pg25 of the Stormhaven book). He said he learned about the truffles from a friend who was a master cook. We agreed to let him live so that he could retrieve the painting. Auge and Durg followed him to an inn called the Ballyhoo, and surprised him inside. They delivered him to his window, where he quickly retrieved the art and handed it over. Not only did Durg the Fair let him live, he also paid for the tool he broke while threatening the dwarf earlier in the day. He left that payment at the shop.