Monday, June 24, 2013

Tales from the North Ward Guard Post 3

Lieutenant Turgoz Tenhammer walked with a heavy step; shadowing his movements was his retainer Duke Elton Johns who regarded all of his dealings since arriving to the City of Splendors "fascinating". The North Ward Guard post was alive with activity as late and this day was no exception, industrious clamor of hammer and forge as well as voices of engineers and shouts from foreman as guards and laborers toiled with dutiful efficiency to fortify the jailhouse structure.

Tenhammer had a reputation for being both powerful physically, as he towered over most everybody, but also had a near supernatural intuition that made him one of the most successful bounty hunters in Waterdeep. The Duke, while educated, was aloof about life on the street- hence his position with Turgoz. 

Tenhammer took 'Duke' Elton Johns as an irrelevant branch in the Johns family tree from Balder’s Gate. The Johns achieved two things by sending Elton to Waterdeep: one, it serves as a kindly gesture to a neighboring city- aid in times of conflict and two, the act cuts off a family member whose questionable social activities do not show any promise of producing an heir.

Together Tenhammer and Johns inspected the gathered investigators assigned to the investigation by the three houses of the Courts- three women each with the promise for greatness: Sayde Hawkwinter, Kirkelie Gundwynd, and Karalynn Slimerhelve. 


“Look around you.” Tergoz began motioning to the new construction taking place. “These are no longer simple cells- they are meant for more than just a normal man or woman; they are meant for an Avatar.”

“Jail for a god.” Duke Johns could not contain a brief chortle of excitement.


“You three have been selected to investigate the death of Protector Hawkwinter and capture his murderer to be brought to justice. You will be along side Duke Johns and I as we investigate the leads that have led us to three likely suspects: a man who calls himself Gillian, an unknown and mysterious assassin, and Eva Maerklos who was known to harbor resentment against Protector Hawkwinter from the moment of their introductions.” 

6 comments:

robm1171 said...

Bordane: The murder of this Hawkwinter continues to haunt us... we need to give them their "murderer"...

James Caruso said...

Carmichael Hawkwinter is not the same as Gerald Hawkwinter that was killed way back...

btw I'm going to be late this week... after 6:30.

Russ said...

Eva: I believe that was your brother. Also I can't recall actually meeting "Protector" Hawkwinter? Did we prior to his murder?

James Caruso said...

'Protector' hawkwinter was charmichaels title, like 'deaths mistress'

Russ said...

Ahh, well then I am confused.
I thought the issue was being created over the murder of the Gerald Hawkwinter, not Brother Charmichael. He was killed in battle with Cyric...Or so witnesses' said?

James Caruso said...

Gerald was killed last year by 'fey', charmichael this past Years end holiday by cyric.