Montagem 20, Year 887 (New Imperial Calendar)

I woke up in haze, not even sure if I was awake or still asleep.  I had no idea where I was, looking around blearily it seemed to me the backroom of a general store where I swung in a hammock over boxes and barrels. Lord Sonst visiting his beloved mother’s final resting place, had found me and took me to where he rented a room – which was indeed in a general store.  My initial reaction was to pity and revile him, a nobleman reduced to such sorry circumstances, but then I realized that I was passed out in a cemetery only hours ago so who was I to judge?  The owner of the store came to check on me and told me that Sonst had taken up work as a tutor and would be away all day but that I was welcome to stay there.  He brought me soup, I spilled some gold on the floor and asked for wine, which he provided.  I drank myself into unconsciousness. 

When I awoke Sonst was there with a severe looking man holding a little black bag.  Apparently he was the physician to Lord Sonst the senior in the halcyon days of the Sonst family and still owed them a few favors.  He spent several hours poking and prodding my body (such like old times) with various instruments before dosing me with several elixirs and smearing my chest with some kind of gunk (just like old times).

I asked for wine, which he strictly forbade, but after he left I begged Sonst piteously and he caved, getting me a good bottle of Ceruluem ’72.  He thanked me effusively for ridding his family crypt of those monstrosities but I was too tired and bilious to pay attention. Before I passed out I asked him about the business lead he promised.  He seemed reluctant to speak of it and I soon understood why, the opportunity was to invest in a caravan heading out of town soon, but each share was 500 gold – he had no reason to think I would have anything like that kind of money.

I let him in on a “secret”, an exiled noblewoman from Otousev was going to be moving to town and I was her handmaiden sent ahead to get the lay of the land.  This is just the kind of thing she would be interested in investing her funds.  He was clearly excited by the prospect but didn’t want to tire me out with more talk so he left me to drink myself into oblivion.

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Funds: 85 platinum, 91 gold

XP: 2000

Inventory: Peasant outfit (with hidden pockets) , Signet Ring , Stiletto , Map case, quill pen, red riding cloak, candlerod (3) , dreamer’s star tea (1 servings) , poison ring, awful pendant, disguise kit (6 uses) , Fashionable Accessories, hollow heeled boot, poison locket , courtier’s outfit, different fashionable accessories , Ring of Many Garments, money belt, broken crossbow, playing cards, hooded lantern

Revenge List: Duke Eaglevane, Piltis Swine, Rince Electrum, watchman Gridley, White-Muzzle the worg, Percy Ringle the butler , Alice Kinsey , “Patch”, Meddlesome adventurers, Cardshire Arms manager, priest of Strider, owner of the Sage Mirror

Anti-Revenge List: Dorehe the maid

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

Behind the curtain – Ela failed her Fortitude check for the filth fever yet again and took 2 points of Dexterity damage and ANOTHER 3 points of Constitution damage for a total of 4 Dexterity and 8 Constitution.  If she fails her save tomorrow she will die, but on the plus side she has a +4 bonus from the doctor’s successful Heal check.

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