The Wrap Up
So the intrepid party arrived in the merchant district of Hammerfel in a stolen ship. Its only after walking past a warehouse of the company from which the ship was stolen that frost decides that perhaps is was not the best idea to hand over his details to the port master. So murder is the plan even if that involves changing your self into a lady.
So the southern bell does the deed. The bodies are discovered and the docks are closed. Frosts heart is too cold and he cant be part of a party that commits cold murder and leaves with the boy and Bliss. The party watches from the verandah of The Boatman’s Call as the stolen ship is discovered and a rich merchant and his entourage arrive to speak to the authorities as the ships cargo including the bodies is unloaded. The and head down to the docks area to see what information they can find. They learn that the authorities are looking for a female elf from the north to question, the merchant is a member of the Manzor family and that the authorities are of the opinion that the murderer or murderers arrived on this ship. The parties attempts to gain more information is blocked by the heavies of the merchants entourage.decides that
Harek heads to the East district in search of his mother only to be denied access by the town guards, the next night he meets a half elf namedwho knows the cities underground tunnels and offers to bring the group across unseen for a price. So the party spruces them selves up with the latest hammerfel fashions and heads up town if by an downtown route.
After fighting some strange metal melting miniature dragon type creature the party makes it to the rich district and visists a few brothels in the hope of finding clues to Hareks mothers where abouts. They learn their best chances would be in the exclusive pleasure houses of Hammerfel. Its decided that Giacomo will play the rich traveller from the south with the party as his entourage. Harek playing the heavy, Frost his advisor andhis dancing cook. They set up residency at The Merchants Pleasure and set off to try and make contacts with the City’s elite.
Giacomo gets invited to a dinner party and learns of the upper class theatres and restaurants of Hammerfel. Harek and the party get to mingle with the other Merchants servants where they get introduced to Dust. A drug that is mined from the mountains and sacred to the dwarves of the area, This means it is quite expensive and is illegal under Dwarven law for non Dwarfs to be in possession of it. A law largely ignored by the elite of the East District. Harek and Felren abstain but Frost has a try and finds he has a liking for it.
Giacomo then heads off on his own business for a while and Harek heads back to the Merchant district to collect the rest of the parties belongings from the boatman’s call. On his way he notices there is now quite a bit of resentment towards northern Elves due to the closure of the Docks and the unsolved murders.
When everyone arrives back at the merchants pleasure Giacomo meets a rich merchant named Heldren and his Servant and Advisor Gowen. They explain that his daughter has been kidnapped. They believe The Arctura (an assassins guild) have taken her and sold her to One of the pleasure houses. He offers gold for her safe return and will supply contact to help the party to gain access to the houses.
Heldren seems like a heavy user of Dust and is not to forth coming with information in regards to why the arctura would kidnap his daughter but has put a bag of gold on the table.