Day 2/7 to property payment (300g)
In the morning before I go to the office I find a note at my door:
“Pearce, the Temple Ministry of War has agreed in principal to your Sanctuary idea. I’ll ask the Blue Poles next. No word yet on Viola, but I’m working on it.
I and Broderick arrive to the office early to see Davidson’s desk outside. Apparently our office has been taken by the war council to be a meeting room. Also it is apparently Richard’s birthday? Before we can ask questions Richard himself shows up. We awkwardly congratulate him and he claims that it isn’t his birthday. He also isn’t surprised about the office takeover since he is apparently in the war council.
Before we can talk more Davis tells us that Richard has a present from his father. Who Richard claims is dead. Apparently everyone in the office saw an older Richard come by who claimed it was Richard’s birthday. We take the present outside and clear out the street. Richard opens it and finds a ship in a bottle along with a letter. We ask what the note says and apparently it’s a request from the deceased Lenny to meet him at the aqueduct, located at the temple, at noon. Unsure of how to react we go to a nearby tavern to collect our thoughts.
As we come in we see Margarett Thatch follow us in and sit at our table. She seems to be conflicted about the new Warmaster and reminds us that we don’t work for it. We apparently have free reign over what we need to do as long as it’s for the good of the Mids. She leaves and I begin to give my report.
I tell the group that Druff is made using rat hair but the Sewer District denies any responsibility. Broderick states that he’s seen some partially transformed people with a lot of druff that might be related.
The next topic is the “Book Report”, the report about the Square Books and the dangers the present. I tell the group that those associated with them, the Friends of Man seem to be abducting people and that they might be the source of an epidemic of a disease known as “Colorblight”.
I also inform them about the plans for the “Safe Zone”. They seemed to respond positively to. Broderick mentioned that the Senate was setting up more refuge camps for the Dock refugees that they could use.
After that we decide to go to Richard’s meeting with the deceased Lenny. Richard enters a building and find several people attacking him. Apparently he has a bounty on his head for 1250 gold. We fight them off and bring one back with us to interrogate.