Tucked into the shadows of an alleyway across from the location he was given on a mysterious harrow card, Illendrian sat and watched the entrance to the nondescript building, making sure he was early to arrive. There was no trace of anyone being in the abandoned building he called home, and he was careful that no one knew the building was even occupied which made the appearance of said card even more disturbing. It promised a chance at Gaedren Lamm, something he couldn’t pass up, but that didn’t mean he was going to rush heedlessly into what could well be a trap. Patience was key – for observation led to knowledge, and knowledge to preparedness. It didn’t take long.
Valek and Zarian were the first to arrive, the first a human of average height and build while the later – also human – was heavily muscled and armed with a massive spiked hammer and a shield the size of a table. They walked up to the front door and knocked straight away. This conveyed either a severe lack of intelligence or extreme confidence, and Illendrian couldn’t figure out which. The door popped open a couple of inches and the two disappeared inside. Illendrian continued to wait.
A few minutes passed without scream or explosion and a third figure approached. Hooded, it was hard to tell exactly what he or she was, but there was a grace and agility in each step. Scanning for any signs of potential danger, Henric also slipped inside. “Smart, that one,” Illendrian thought to himself, “He was probably scouting as well…”
A few more minutes passed and without signs of anyone else approaching, Illendrian made one last sweep for anyone watching or following him and then made his way to the building and entered without a knock.
It didn’t take long for the four to realize they’d all been brought together for a purpose. Each had received a mysterious harrow card slipped in their possessions and each had a vendetta against Gaedren.
It was at this moment that their mysterious benefactor showed herself. Zellara was her name, and with the help of her Harrow Deck, she had come to know that each of us had been wronged at one point by Gaedren and has also ascertained his whereabouts. Naturally, this caused some raised eyebrows and questions but a quick Q&A and a chance to finally bring Gaedren to justice was enough to convince the four to work towards their common goal.
Pleased at this, Zellara offered a Harrow reading as payment for the group’s services – one which was accepted with varying degrees of skepticism. In short, dire times were heading towards Korvosa and this group was to play a part in either preventing or putting an end to this “plague”.
Benefactor revealed, mission accepted, and fortunes read, the four adventurers headed out into the afternoon sun to track down Gaedren Lamm…