Curse of the Crimson Throne
Shortly after our episode with the embassador of Cheliax, we received an urgent summons from the Marshal. Well, not much of a summons, rather a note that she ws on her way to see us, in all hurry. Apparently there’s a rumour going around that a girl from old Korvosa has admitted to having poisoned the king and that both the royal guards and the townsfolk are looking for her. Neither way will get an innocent girl a fair trial so we set out to get her before the others could. We knew the address she was staying at and even though she tried to use magic to fool us, we caught her rather quickly and safely escorted her back to the garrison. Since it’s not safe for her to be around at the moment, we decided that she could stay at our place for now, till things quited down.
Not long after that we were summoned again, this time to investigate the murder of some foreign dignitary in order to stop outright war. The trouble being that the body was missing so no proper burial rites could be performed. So we set out to find the murderers and the corpse.
We didn’t find the murderers, but finding the corpse was rather easy, though getting it back wasn’t. Some guy had sold the corpse to a man at the graveyard, meaning we’d go hunting a necromancer in his own den.
The fight through to the center of the lair was rather long and difficult, though we managed to get there without a scratch, thanks to my elementals who cleared the way. We found an unfinished flesh golem, which we destroyed, and we found the body, though we didn’t find the necromancer, only his apprentice. So we killed him and dragged hid body back aswel to hand to the foreign dignitaries. So this way the situation was more or less resolved.
But more bad news awaited us outside. Apparently the queen had found a scapegoat to hang for the murder of the king, as she couldn’t find the real girl hiding at our house. I went to the castle to persuade her otherwise but her guards wouldn’t let me pass. I wasn’t about to let an innocent get hanged though i had no powers left for that day to do something about it. But no need as during the ceremony Korvosa’s very own masked avenger showed up to interrupt the execution. And having heard his voice before I have a very good idea who our local hero is.