Morning brought a surprise – Alice was waiting for me in the common room. She said that Lord Leadyhead was indeed looking for a lawyer, and what great luck it just so happened that my cousin is in town! I said she would call upon the Leadyhead household that very afternoon. Alice scurried off and I had a leisurely breakfast before heading out to buy some more appropriate clothing.
Back in my room I spent some time with my disguise kit and just like that cousin Emmalina was born. I paid a visit to the Leadyhead estate and took great pleasure in Ringle’s fawning as he escorted me inside. I spend a solid hour having tea with Lady Leadyhead, putting on a very pleasant façade while internally fuming. Once Lord Leadyhead made his appearance we retired to his study.
He made it clear that he didn’t want a lady solicitor but that he was desperate enough to listen to my pitch. And quite a pitch it was, even if I do say so myself. I was so impassioned and measured in my argument that I think I may have been briefly touched by Kozilek himself. Even so Lord Leadyhead was clearly reluctant but it seemed he had no better choices. We spent several hours in discussion of legal strategy and I convinced him that his only chance was to rat out his friends who were doing the same thing. I got him to write out, in as much detail as he could, what is friends had done and how– so that I could corroborate these stories of course.
On the way out I complimented Ringle on his fine butlering and the Leadyheads beamed at me like a couple whose prospects were looking up. When I turned the list over to the watch they promised me a tidy sum if it all panned out. After dinner at the Cardshire I found an itinerate wizard by the name of Dave and commissioned him to make me a magic item. He was a very unrefined sort, is this what’s become of the wizarding profession these days? He seemed more like a pig-farmer than a learned man of magic. He said he’d have my item ready tomorrow though which is a point in his favor, usually these fellows take their sweet time.
Funds: 451 gold, 20 Silver
Inventory: Peasant outfit (with hidden pockets) , Signet Ring , Stiletto , Map case, quill pen, red riding cloak, candlerod (5) , dreamer’s star tea (4 servings) , poison ring, awful pendant, disguise kit (7 uses) , Fashionable Accessories, hollow heeled boot, poison locket , courtier’s outfit, different fashionable accessories
Revenge List: Duke Eaglevane, Piltis Swine, Rince Electrum, watchman Gridley,
White-Muzzle the worg, Percy Ringle the butler , Alice Kinsey , “ Patch”
Rumors : Murderous servants (40%) , exiled noblewoman (20%)