BHB Session 5 & 6: More like Unpleasant Tome

The Pleasant Tome is a quaint bookshop on Merchants row in Haling Cove.

  • The Adventurous Camel
    • Chipper Ella informs the group that spies investigated the information gathered in Session 4.
    • Found a place they feel is involved: The pleasant tome
  • The Pleasant Tome
    • Halfling bookseller greets them as they enter.
    • Party splits, Gideon distracting the bookseller while the others explore upstairs. Nothing of note discovered.
    • Using Thaumaturgy, Elunir, creates the sounds of crashing books on the third floor.
    • Gaiixaus leaves the shop via the door. Rest of the group heads into the suspicious basement. Gideon acquires coded personal letters.
    • Pika discovers a secret door and how to use it.
    • Gaiixaus re-enters shop, Elunir casts Thaumaturgy again creating ghost whispers upstairs. Gaiixaus fakes leaving as the shop keep goes upstairs and then enters into the trap door.
  • The Cave Chambers
    • A cave opens behind the secret door.
    • Discover barrels and an herbal smelling chest. (Green liquid, Black liquid moving on its own, oil slick globules floating in water)
    • Encounter a tough fighter and kill him.
    • Fought 6 thugs from high ground. Killed all but one and gained information on shift changes and a keyring with 9 keys. Then killed him.
    • Discovered 9 small cages with passed out humanoids inside and a cave path continuing further.
  • The Grotto
    • Encountered 2 Water Hags, Gideon was frightened to death by one hag.
    • Discovered an underwater passage. Elunir explored and faught 3 giant crabs.
    • On the other side Elunir discovered a lost pirate treasure which contained gold, a trident of fish commands, a cloak of elvinkind and a three chambered amulet with a symbol that matched Elunir’s indecipherable treasure map.
    • Discovered water path leading to the harbor and a row boat on shore.
  • Lying in wait
    • Removed the passed out  people from the cages and into the rowboat. Elunir takes them to a safe distance and watches over them.
    • Group lies in wait for next shift and kills them all. Giixaus uses 5 charges on his gem of brightness to blind them.
  • Interrogating the Bookseller
    • Return upstairs, attempt to zone of truth the bookseller and fail.
    • Intimidate the bookseller into giving the following information:
      • The bookseller is not fully aware of what they do to the people or what the barrels are.
      • The bookseller is terrified of telling them who is responsible.
      • The bookseller would lose his shop entirely if he did not do this (and maybe his life)
      • The bookseller has not met whoever is in charge in person.
    • Unsure of what to do the party contacts Ella and brings her to the shop. Ella retrieves vials of the liquids for testing.
    • The group elects to spare the bookseller because he doesn’t seem evil. Ella confirms she can get him out of the city secretly without problem. Ella and the bookseller leave.

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