Curse of the Crimson Throne
Somewhere during the night I woke up to the sound of thunder, or at least that’s what i thought it was at first, but i quickly realised that the thunder was actually cannons in the bay area firing. So in the morning I went to check what had happened and apparently an unmanned black ship had entered the harbor at high speed during the night and the watch decided to sink it.
Shortly after people started to fall ill. A terrible disease was spreading in the city, taking it’s toll as there seemed to be no cure except for the little magical healing in the city. Needless to say that the temples were swarmed. I told the temples and guards that it might be a good idea to quarentine the city until the disease is over. no need to have it spread beyond the city limits. Shortly after the disease broke out some men from cheliax arrived, saying they were alchemists hired by the queen to deal with the city.
While they and the temples were working on a cure, we went to investigate in town. A disease like this of course causes panick. In old korvosa we found some vampire spawn stowed away who were taking advantage of the dying, and quickly dealt with them.
A day or so later we received a message that the people were killing off wererats around town, blaming them for the disease. One of the wererats contacted us saying that another of her kind was planning revenge and that we should deal with it. So we went into the sewers to talk to him. Along the way we found a box that contained traces of the disease and i quickly put two and two together and figured that the ship’s cargo was how the disease was spreading. Time to investigate the ship after we’ve dealt with the wererats. The wererat solution came peacefully as I convinced the leader that we’d deal with the ones that had executed the wererats in the street. In turn he would not act rashly. So we went and found the ones responsible and quickly dealt with them, taking proof of it back to the leader of the wererats.
So on to the ship from there. There was little to be found here, except for some hag and her pet shark, both of whom we killed. The only other interesting thing was a mask we found, similar to the ones that the alchemists from cheliax wear. Apparently it makes you immune to one disease. So the day after i sent Corby to investigate the mansion from where the alchemists were working. (after having some trouble finding Corby and getting her memory back). She investigated stealthily and told us some disturbing things happenign with the elves there. So i knocked on the door and demaded that the leader came with us for interrogation. They refused so we did it the hard way. A long fight later we had taken down everyone in the mansion and freed the captives.