At my suggestion Elth set about composing a very special letter while I decided to see what was new in Graltontown. As soon as I got outside of the Hound’s Tooth however, Graltontown brought the news to me. A few blocks up the street an angry mob was confronting a caravan that was bringing dozens of halflings into town. The small folk looked terrified as people were shouting and throwing rocks and debris at them as a few guards tried to keep the crowd at bay. It was such a commotion that even the lazy, no-account, good for naught, feckless, malingers of the Graltontown city watch turned up to get in the mix. They of course made even more of a mess of the situation.
I found out that because of the rumors that some of the “downstairs” types in town were plotting the brutal murder of their betters the blue bloods in had started sacking their domestics and replacing them with halflings from Eight Shires. In turn the unemployed workers had started staging demonstrations and some had turned to attacking the shirefolk. It’s quite a situation. I heard that not three days ago the Voculan family actually had been slaughtered in their sleep by their servants. I initially dismissed this as more rumor but soon found out it was actually true. Did a rumor about people killing their masters result in people killing their masters? Intriguing. The seven perpetrators were at large and had sizable bounties on their heads.
After that excitement I checked in with Lord Sonst at his general store apartment to break the bad news to him. I hate to see a grown man cry so I left and touched based with Edrena – she said that she wasn’t worried about me because the cards told her I would be back, but she did express her eagerness to move on Piltis. After that I checked in with my pals Electrum and Gridley – both still sadly alive and well, although none too happy about having to get off their rumps and deal with the civil unrest in town. I sold my silver dagger to a frantic merchantman who claimed wererats were stealing his goods before returning to the Hound’s Tooth.
Despite her deplorable penmanship Elth had done a good job of explaining to Andsome Cornelio that she had been kidnapped and was being held for ransom by parties unknown. On the other hand she had an entire day to do nothing other than write a letter so she doesn’t deserve that much credit. I went around town gathering items for a new disguise kit before altering my appearance and handing the letter off to Bolton Cargo and Freight. Before turning in for the night I decided to gather some information on what Piltis had been up to and found that an unfortunate young fop that looked similar enough to my disguise as Piltis dog-fighting nemesis had meet an ill fate at his hand.
I went to the family of the poor boy to offer my condolences. They had no idea what their son could have done to run afoul of a thug like Piltis but they had no proof so they couldn’t go to the watch. I assured them that Piltis would come to justice. When they were otherwise occupied I helped myself to the contents of their bedroom. In the top drawer of the nightstand, under a book of the… shall we say… racy variety, I found the deed to a small piece of land outside of town. Seemed like the kind of thing I should have, so I took it.
Funds: 141 gold
Inventory: Signet ring, Ring of Many Garments, noble’s traveling outfit, thieves’ tools, disguise kit, land deed
Revenge List: Duke Eaglevane, Piltis Swine, Rince Electrum,
White-Muzzle the worg, Percy Ringle the butler , Alice
Kinsey , “ Patch”, Heroes of the Lost Sword, Cardshire Arms manager, Erist
priest of Strider, Riselda owner of the Sage Mirror, Eedraxis, Skin-Taker tribe, Kartak, Królewna
& Bonifacja Trading Company, Hurmont Family
Anti-Revenge List: Dorehe the maid
Rumors : Exiled noblewoman (Reoccurring), vigilante “Litheria”(30%)