After the group breaks I go back to my place to collect Bell for adventure. When I arrive I see her bandaging Viola. After I ask about it she informs me she wants to make an attempt a day. After that she offers to sell me a love story from the Temple district called “Love Inbetween”. A brief skim shows that it’s about a woman, Martha Dawnwitch of the Senations. She fell in love with a smith from the Poles, Greg. It tells of her escape to the mids, taking many magical effects with her. Eventually Gregory escaped, but Martha was killed by mercenaries. Note that this bare resemblances to Duni’s story and is apparently based off a true story according to Viola. We briefly talk about her working and not resting but after hearing about Harrison she quickly agrees to follow.
Along the way we quickly stop by the Apple with the intention of getting a square book. When we get there we discover that the door was broken by a force from inside the building. We draw our weapons and slowly approach. Inside are three men dressed in strange tunics that are collecting the books. One of them, a tall blonde man, approaches unarmed. I have conversation 1 with a Jish Ravram. We leave the Apple with them walking in a line. We arrive at the Society and I find Salisbury and direct them to an interrogation room. The whole time they are staring at things and nodding to each other. I tell them to wait there and they do so. Outside I tell Salisbury I brought them here on grounds of breaking and entering. I leave the case to him and go retrieve Bell and then join Richard.
Richard eventually joins the group. I ask Dave to leave and then ask what the penalty for robbery is. Richard informs me it’s usually just a fine and then I tell him the jist of what happened with the ‘Friends of Man’. I also try to explain that they seem like foreigners. We store that info away for later and go to Falconflight.
We reach an office 20 min later that is small, cramped, and smells of street vendor food. Behind a door we hear a woman conversing with Falconflight in elvish. “I fear he may have found us, Roy… its not safe here.” He responds in common “Don’t call me that.” We knock and the voices stop and let us in. We learn the facility is called the ‘Falcon Detective Agency’. There is a young looking elf woman with short hair, big eyes, and a thick accent. We ask to see Falconflight and she directs us to a door. Inside Falconflight tells us that the address probably isn’t real. There is a cult called the Promised in the mids that has control of the afterlife. According to him the property is in the after life. Falcon believes it’s a scam by Harrison. We decide to still go investigate the address we uncovered. Before we leave I question if Richard was involved with Harrison and he denies it. (Upon further review of notes it was pretty obvious it was a zombie that was the third party). That cleared up we head to the matronis.
We get close to the building, a squat darkened building whose second story has collapsed into the first and exposed sewer below. In one of the few non-collapsed rooms we find a door with a light under it. There is some argument between Falconflight and us whether we should investigate it. We decide to first scan the nearby buildings and find them clear. Richard claims that he can smell the undead and they are definitely in the building. Falconflight takes point and he opens the door. When he does three zombies whose eyes seem to be closed emerge. One wanders away while the other two approach. Inside the building itself is a cloaked individual moving his arms in a strange pattern. The two zombies that approached us appear to be illusions and we enter to confront the cloaked individual. We hear Harrison’s voice. “I thought we had a deal? You keep away, I don’t kill you. That was a one-time deal, you know. You will lose, you know. ‘Falconflight’ has been failing for years. He is a failure. You are too. Only he entertains me. You will just die.” As we approach I notice it’s the mask itself talking and not the person. Just as I try to give warning a large explosion rocks the building. We all survive but the cloaked figure is revealed to be Lenny who is now dead. We collect ourselves and try to see if Harrison is still around. He was the third zombie and is now escaping. Pearce sees a vision of Broderick cheering him to victory and is able to find the trail. Together with Falcon’s help they track him to a small building near the Temple district. We surround the building and after a brief discussion Belltoll enters the building alone. A scream his heard followed by loud sobbing from Harrison. Belltoll emerges soon after holding Harrison’s hand. She signs ""When he killed my mother, she was worth a thief’s hand. I have now taken that. He allowed this for his safety. Let him go today. Kill him next time." Richard and Falconflight seem reluctant but they agree to the terms Bell set. We return to the mids.