We meet up at the apple because of a letter we received from Richard. We go there, briefly note that a chair has been taken, before we go find a large pile of square books. These were delivered by Viola who is connected to Richard. After I shout a few insults that she ignores she leaves. We have no idea who the books were given to but there are at least a dozen. I tell them they’re magical and that I was attacked and apparently I’m the only one.
The group, now officially working for the weather, meets up in the office. Apparently Broderick has arranged himself a super desk for some reason. We are given a list of people to look into
*Eugene Piggabrick – monotizing orphanages, adopting a lot of children, chimney sweep, address of home and orphanage, applying for lower council
*Michelle Rodriguez – crossing into the matroni district, not native to there, home address, applying for lower council
*Venyard – Accused of swindled and scammed at Delectable Comestibles, involved animal trade, also accused of not providing a home address
*Deryl Huffweiser – tax collector, came into a large sum of money, home address
We first decide to investigate the courier. Given that we have her address we decide to go there first. I am volunteered to go act like I am a person who is interested in moving in to confirm if she is in the facility. We notice that she was trying to hide her non human heritage and has trimmed her ears. She gives me some generic info, goes on a strange tangent about gnomes being bad. Eventually I leave and we decide to stake out her place to see where she goes.
We tail her to a market where she collects tags from various shops in the district. We confront one of them and learn she is collecting tax information. We continue to tail her and note she goes to the Matroni district. She enters a building and we push Broderick into the second story so he can go listen in while Richard and I stake out different entrances. Broderick hears that they reference Vendrick about some letter “They passed him by without issue. He’s working for them now” &“Good catch. He owes us.” while Richard finds out that the building belongs to mercenaries called the “Opal Wardens”.
She eventually leaves and we follow. She goes to the Weather Society and we wait outside. She eventually leaves again and then returns home. Now that we know Venyard was involved somehow we decide to find him. This is easy since he is seated outside the facility reading a square book.
He offers us some “peanuts” which Broderick accepts. Apparently they are actually coffee beans. Broderick is enraged at this betrayal. We continue our questioning and Venyard is very upfront. Admitting to tricking people and claiming he is going to do so again. We ask about the Opal Warden connection and states they are after him. He apparently slept with the boss’s daughters?
We decide to use Venyard as bait to try to get more info on the Rodriguez thing. Venyard refuses. Since he’s admitted crimes the others decide to take his stuff and have one of us, Broderick, disguise himself as Venyard. Venyard starts shouting and when his wheelchair is taken his complaints become frantic. At one point he brings up that I owe him. After realizing that they can’t jail a man without questions popping up they follow my initial suggestion of placing him under house arrest at my house. Venyard, while still unhappy, prefers that option. We also throw in a contract if his wheelchair gets damaged. The session ends with me wheeling him home.