Macendamandel 25, Year 887 (New Imperial Calendar)

Kellgale and I met on the outskirts of town – she has greatly expanded her retinue of hired swords, it’s almost like she doesn’t trust me.  I laughed when I saw that aside from Heathgrove scum among their numbers were my old friends Reda and Ancin. 

“It’s quite an elite squad you’ve assembled for yourself Kell – I think you were safer before.”

She handed over my share of the winner’s purse and mentioned that Bellflower had been invited to a grand tournament in Northern Reaches.  I wished her nothing but the best.  She eyeballed me for a good long while, like she was trying to decide something before she finally asked me if I would be returning to Graltontown. 

“Oh you know me Kell, I seem to turn up at the worst possible times.”

We parted ways I started making preparations for heading down river.  While my crew packed everything up I sold my lovely Heathgrove property to an up and coming drug chemist and found a draftboat heading south with what I’m sure is purely legitimate cargo captained by someone who I am equally sure does not moonlight as a river-pirate at all. 

From the docks as the boat was being loaded I watched the tournament grounds slowly disappear as people dispersed, taking down their tents and pavilions to wander on to the next event.  It’s funny, people kill each other every day and no one cares – but you dress it up a little call it a “game” and suddenly everyone’s paying attention.  I’m sure there’s a lesson in there somewhere.  

Once we were ready to go Arulf took my hand as I boarded – a genteel gesture that reminded me of old times.  It was only a few months ago I was at court but it seems so long ago it’s more a dream than a memory. 

“Where are we headed boss?

“Home.”

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Funds: 5232 gold

XP: 20,744

Inventory: Peasant outfit, wooden box, Signet ring, Ring of Many Garments, thieves’ tools, land deed, Bag of Tricks (rust), gold ring, Cap of Disguise, Secure Pocket, candlerod (9), masterwork dagger, succubi carving, Disguise kit (6 uses), Domiel family ring, walking stick, aquamarine, masterwork playing cards , +2 Studded Leather Armor, +2 Light Steel Shield, +1 Keen Shortspear, hematite armbands (2), mithril hair clasps (3), Sir Humperdinck memoir, Mazzmus’ Wand (unidentified), Brooch of Shielding, Potion of Invisibility (3), Oil of Animate Dead, Potion of Cure Moderate Wounds (2), spinel and peridot holy symbol of Kralten, platinum necklace, pouch of magic stones, flask of acid (2), alchemist’s fire (2), giant wasp venom (10), oil of taggit (2), alchemist’s kit, formula book

Revenge List: Duke Eaglevane, Piltis Swine, Rince Electrum, watchman Gridley, White-Muzzle the worg, Percy Ringle the butler , Alice Kinsey , “Patch”, Heroes of the Lost Sword, Claire Conrad, Erist priest of Strider, Riselda owner of the Sage Mirror, Eedraxis,  Skin-Taker tribe, Kartak, Królewna & Bonifacja Trading Company, Hurmont Family, Androni Titus, Greasy dreadlocks woman, Lodestone Security, Kellgale Nickoslander, Beltian Kruin the Splithog Pauper, The King of Spiders, Auraluna Domiel, mother Hurk, Mazzmus Parmalee

Rumors : Exiled noblewoman (Reoccurring), vigilante “Litheria”(Reoccurring), murderous Halfling (Reoccurring)

Souls Damned to the Thirteen Hells – 9/10 (15 days remain)

Teams – Labors, Brute Squad (Robbers and two teams of Soldiers)

Graltontown Buildings – Mill