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Waterdeep: Dungeon Heist

2018-12-03

  • 3-Flamerule, 1491 DR
  • The party awakens to banging at the door, as Broxley has brought a crew to renovate the building.
  • Buhak decides to stay in to study for the day, oversee the work crew, and do personal items.
  • Theo goes out for coffee and overhears a job being spoken of, to steal a book from Berendarr's World of Words.
    • It has what he recognizes as the symbol of Shar on the front.
    • He is given the job by a short female dwarf and her compatriot rock gnome, as yet unnamed. Both know thieves' cant.
    • Told they can be found at the coffee shop, or bring the book to Serpentil's Books and Folios.
  • The three adventurers then seek out thugs to conquer for the Order of the Gauntlet.
    • They head to the Field Ward and make their way to the Endshift Tavern.
    • The guards and barkeep suggest trying the Burnt Inn where they meet the proprietor Maxine.
    • Maxine gives Wulskan a run for his money, but eventually points him towards Fizban - a recipient of the thugs beatings.
    • He tells them of Boltspring Alley, where the party eventually meets, greets, and defeats three thugs.
    • They find a note for evidence that the Zhentarim have paid thugs to harass Xanathar Guild members.
    • Returning said note to Savra Belabranta at the temple of Tyr, she pays Wulskan 50 gold.
    • She tells them of a thief to keep an eye out for - The Black Viper.
  • Here, the party decides to split to pursue a few goals individually.
  • Theo
    • Makes a visit to Berendarr's World of Words. He cases the joint, and finds it to be a maze of bookshelves.
    • He never quite reaches the backside of the store and questions how big it is.
    • He eventually purchases Volo's Waterdeep Enchiridion.
  • Fenbrix
    • Visits Phaulkonmere and the Emerald Enclave.
    • He is greeted by Melannor Fellbranch and invited into the Enclave by Jeryth Phaulkon, whose voice he hears, but never sees.
    • She asks him to investigate some scarecrows come to life in the Undercliff.
  • Wulskan. Oh Wulskan.
    • He goes to visit the Olde Xoblob Shop.
    • Where he steals Xoblob.
    • Running out on the street, he heads towards the Skewered Dragon to hide.
    • He is met by a thug and an apprentice wizard. Lining up, he breathes his lightning breath which kills the wizard.
    • He battles it out with the thug, but not before he can call for backup.
    • Ten more thugs exit the premises, and give chase. Only two can keep up.
    • Wulskan eventually evades them, only to be spotted and chased by more.
    • His long Barbarian stride, stealthy ways, and acrobatic moves throughout the crowd keep him from being caught.
    • However, he meets up with three other thugs who seemingly appear to be awaiting him as he runs down the street. As if they were expecting him.
    • He dodges left down another alleyway, and they lose track. He also takes his trident and pokes holes into the stuffed beholder, questioning his sanity.
    • Finally feeling as though he's getting away, he comes face to face with another apprentice wizard, who also seems to be awaiting him.
    • Xoblob pulls away from him, but Wulskan maintains the grapple upon him.
    • Finally, feeling this may not be such a good idea after all, he throws the plush toy at the apprentice, missing entirely, but managing enough of a distraction to escape.
    • He heads back to Trollskull Manor.
  • While awaiting Fen and Wulskan, Theo answers the door to a mage who is delivering the 250gp promised by Vajra for information about the Illithid in the sewers.
  • Everyone arrives and Wulskan tells his story.
  • Theo peeks outside and sees two men who have appeared to traveled by their tavern multiple times in short order.
  • We end the night with the DM realizing once again, that you can't plan for everything. It's about 4pm in the day.

2018-11-28

  • 2-Flamerule, 1491 DR
    • Party settles on a name - “Buhak and the Blue Tarps”.
    • Sign deed for Trollskull Manor.
    • Fen and Wulskan retrieve 750gp of silver bars from Zhentarim hideout.
      • 250 towards guild fees and membership.
      • 500 to start fixing roof and windows.
    • Theo visits the Holyhands House and meets Clairis, a cleric of Kelemvor.
      • They return to tavern, where Clairis helps communicate and come to peace with Lif.
    • Buhak studies, copies spells, calls forth a familiar.
    • Before returning to tavern, Fen is visited by a cat and invited to visit the Emerald Enclave at Phaulkonmere.
    • The group is contacted by Vajra Safahr, the Blackstaff.
    • They visit her at Blackstaff Tower and are invited to join the Gray Hands.
    • She is informed of an Illithid seen in the sewers. She sends a mage to investigate.
      • The mage follows Buhak's owl to the entrance.
      • The group is promised 250gp if this information pans out.
    • They are commissioned to seek out Hlam and gather information from him.
    • Along the way, they fight with a Harpy and three winged Kolbolds.
    • Hlam tells them, “Evil's twin hides its face for now. Expect that to change before summer's end.”
    • The group returns with the information to Vajra, where she rewards them with 100gp.
    • When asked for more missions, she suggests they visit Savra Belabranta with the Order of the Gauntlet.
    • Savra inducts Wulskan into the Order and sets upon him a task.
      • Zhents are paying gangs in the Field Ward to attack suspected Xanathar guild members. Stop a fight before it happpens, to send a message to these thugs that further altercations won't be tolerated.
    • The party heads back to the tavern for a night of rest.

2018-11-19

  • 2-Flamerule, 1491 DR
    • The party awakens, eats breakfast and goes looking for the sewers.
    • Following the signs, they come across a Gazer and defeat it.
    • Continuing on, they make a lot of noise, alerting two goblin guard sentries.
    • In the end, they defeat the goblins, Krensk, Zemk, and Grum'Shar as well as an intellect devourer.
    • An illithid escapes through a portal.
    • Floon is rescued and returned to Volo and Renaer!
    • Volo offers them the deed to Trollskull Manor. They arrange to meet in the morning after a night's rest.
  • 3-Flamerule, 1491 DR
    • The party meets up in Trollskull Alley, visiting Corellon's Crown and Steam and Steel along the way.
    • Volo, Renaer, and a magistrate greet them at the Manor, where they also meet Lif, the previous owner.
    • They check out the place, and Broxley Fairkettle comes along as a representative of the innkeepers guild.
    • 1000 gp to get up to code, 250 for guild fees. 60 gp upkeep every tenday.
    • The party is ready to take ownership must decide to sign individually or as a group, with name.

2018-11-14

  • Volo introduces party to Buhak - a tortle sorceror.
  • They head off to Candle Lane to investigate the Zhentarim warehouse.
  • Fight four Kenku who tell them:
    • “Xanathar sends its regards.”
    • “Tie up the pretty boy in the back room!”
    • “Follow the yellow signs in the sewers.”
    • “No time to loot the place. Just get him to the boss.”
  • Rescue Renaer Neverember, who tells them:
    • “The Zhentarim thinks that my father embezzled a large amount of gold while he was Open Lord, and that he hid the dragons somewhere in the city. They think they can find it by using an artifact called the Stone of Golorr, which was in the hands of the Xanathar Guild until recently. Apparently, someone stole it. The Zhents thought I knew something about all of this, but I don't. My father and I haven't spoken in years.”
  • They find a secret room containing four paintings of cities, and 15 silver trade bars.
  • The City Watch bursts in, and questions the group. Renaer backs up their story, and the city watch lets everyone go. (I forgot to hand out the Code Legal.)
  • Theo cuts the paintings from their frames and rolls them up to take out. The silver bars remain in the secret room of the warehouse.
  • The party heads back to the Yawning Portal, speak with Volo, Yagra and Threestrings before eating dinner and heading off to sleep.

2018-11-07

  • 1-Flamerule, 1491 DR
    • Players
      • Theo Garrett - Human rogue, hailing from Neverwinter.
      • Wulskan Lumihazar - Bronze dragonborn barbarian, from Tymanther.
      • Fenbrix - Human druid, from Kheldell.
    • Started in Yawning Portal in Waterdeep. Watched Yagra, a female half-orc get into a fight with bald male human with many tattooed eyes on this head. Helped fight a troll and stirges which came up from the well in the tavern.
    • Volokamp Geddarm, asked the adventurers to help find his friend Floon Blaagmar who has been missing for days. Offered to pay them each 10g now and each 100g later if they bring him back safely. Theo manages to also get a copy of his book Volo's Guide to Monsters. Tells them to start at the Skewered Dragon, the last place he saw Floon.
    • The party heads to the Skewered Dragon, and along the way finds a cordoned off street where a fight has taken place. They later learn it is between the Zhentarim and the Xanathar Guild.
    • At the Skewered Dragon, the barkeep Bartholomew explains that Volo and Floon were in late one night drinking. Volo left, and Renaer Neverember, the son of Lord Dagult Neverember came in and joined Floon. They look very similar in appearance, with reddish-blond hair, and dressed fancily. They eventually both left, but may have been jumped outside by ruffians.
    • The party heads next door to the Old Xoblob Shop, where they meet Xoblob, a deep gnome. The store sells all kinds of trinkets, but everything is a deep purple color. Also, there is a stuffed beholder head in the window that when the party is not looking, seems to turn such as it can always keep an eye out on them. Wulskan tries to intimidate Xoblob into selling the stuffed beholder, but are kicked out of the store. Not before Theo manages to get a few trinkets and learning that indeed, Renaer and Floon were jumped just outside and dragged up the street towards Candle Lane.
    • The party talks with the city watch some and learns a bit about both the Zhentarim and Xanathar's Guild.
    • They head towards Candle Lane and spot a warehouse with the sign of the Zhentarim, a winged snake, imprinted on the door to the building. Before heading in, they decide to head back and check in with Volo for more information.
    • Volo, at the Yawning Portal, tells them that Xanathar is a beholder, and a bit more information on both factions. They question what involvement Floon and/or Renaer would have with such people, but he does not know. He tells them that if they are going in against the Zhentarim, they might need help - and he has a friend.
    • We end for the evening here. Next week, we introduce the friend!
waterdeep.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/04 07:05 by skouri