Kerine Alaro and I (separately) owed a major underworld leader known as Medusa (no, not the Gorgon) a ‘favour’. As is always the way, she wanted to collect said favour which included stealing a valuable family heirloom – a statue known as the Madonna from a (once wealthy) merchant family called Maladaar. The head of this house is Bramis but it is his bedridden wife Uessa who’s actually running the business currently while their children are vying for power. Acquiring this statue was done promptly (in the first night even!) and it was only when we wanted to deliver the item that the complications arose…
Someone had double crossed Medussa and paid with his life earlier that night (and we witnessed the execution just before we were given the job which, to say the least, motivated us somewhat) and at our meeting spot, The Broken Tooth Tavern, we were about to hand the statue to Medusa’s right hand man (or woman in this case called Eema), the executed guy’s 2 friends, Roth & Eppilon saw us and wanted to make a thing of it. This let to a little exchange involving arrows and swords leaving Eemer dead after an unfortunate fumble, Eppilon dead and Roth subdued to take to Medussa for payback for killing Eema.
Fortunately, as far as we were concerned, Medusa was able to overlook the death of Eema and was very impressed with our quick work and thoughtfulness in bringing Roth, Eema’s murderer, to her still alive.
A light bit of torture ensued where Roth was sliced one bit at a time until all that was left was his head. I enjoyed that part greatly but Kerine Alaro had no stomach for it and excused himself.
My stay in Sel-Kai has started to become enjoyable! Although or debt is payed to Medusa, I wouldn’t mind if she wanted us to do some extra jobs – now that Eema’s death has left a job opening, I kind of fancy my chances. :)