Montagem 17, Year 887 (New Imperial Calendar)

I woke up with a stabbing headache, drinking all night with peasant girls is more fun than I would have anticipated.  In a common sort of way I mean.  I stayed in bed for a while before rousing myself, I figured that visiting an abandoned cemetery is the sort of thing you want to do in total daylight anyway. 

There’s still a lot of people in town from the festival so I risked reaching into a few pockets on the way to the once prosperous (for Graltontown) Fane district.  Along the way I was accosted by a filthy beggar and had to give him a good rap on the bonce with my walking stick to get him to move along. 

My grandmother always said to be very cautious about examining a tomb so I watched it for several hours before approaching.  In matter of fact I dozed off leaning against a gate, that whiskey must have been strong stuff.  I was slapped awake by a stench so awful it felt like a physical blow to the face.  I saw before me a putrid undead figure reaching out its dripping hands towards me.  I am not ashamed in the slightest to say that I ran like a scalded dog. 

Lord Sonsts the Poor had good reason to be afraid of this place.  Thankfully due to the zombie baiting fad back in ’84 I knew how to handle this problem.  I wonder how long that would have continued if Earl Langerholters hadn’t been high on Shiver and fell into the zombie pit.  I set up a trip-line and gave a less filthy and aggressive beggar a silver to bash in heads of the two walking corpses with a chunk of cobblestone after they tumbled to the ground following my goading. 

The beggar vomited noisily afterwards and was such a baby about the whole thing I considered stealing the coin back.  I wasn’t excited about going into a tomb but there are occasionally valuables in such places so I took a quick look around with one of my candlerods. Sadly there was nothing of interest in the dusty catacomb.  Next I spent several hours gathering information.  I was able to find Ringle’s home address and determined that he has not yet found another job.  A gossipy neighbor said that he’s turning to drink.

I had lunch with Augrim, practiced my Kostelos and learned more about them and then decided to take a turn out in the crowds.  I had a very good haul going but unfortunately an eagle-eyed fellow spotted me and yelled out “thief”.  I was suddenly and firmly grabbed.  I was turned over to the mouthy fellow and his companions who in turn took me to the guard.  Thankfully that issue was solved with a hefty bribe.  

By the time that all got worked out I was ready to turn in and be done with this day.

Funds: 113 gold , 7 silver

XP: 1600

Inventory: Peasant outfit (with hidden pockets) , Signet Ring , Stiletto , Map case, quill pen, red riding cloak, candlerod (4) , dreamer’s star tea (3 servings) , poison ring, awful pendant, disguise kit (7 uses) , Fashionable Accessories, hollow heeled boot, poison locket , courtier’s outfit, different fashionable accessories , Ring of Many Garments, money belt, broken crossbow, walking stick, playing cards

Revenge List: Duke Eaglevane, Piltis Swine, Rince Electrum, watchman Gridley, White-Muzzle the worg, Percy Ringle the butler , Alice Kinsey , “Patch”, Meddlesome adventurers

Rumors : Murderous servants (70%) , exiled noblewoman (55%)

Behind the curtain – I rolled an encounter today with a diseased beggar , Ela failed her Fortitude save and now has filth fever.  In addition the 10% Meddlesome Adventurers chance on Crime Spree triggered and Ela failed the Sleight of Hand check.  Since she has no Goods I went with straight gold loss.

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