2 Gozran, 4617
The next morning Clint told me heard a rumor about these glowing creatures that no one has ever seen because the ones who do don't live to tell about it and how stupid that was. When he tried to explain to the gentleman how that made NO sense he did so by starting a new rumor about a giant snake that lives outside the gates and no one has seen it because everyone who does dies! I laughed until I cried. Zhaal talked about what a pleasurable night he had. I had to slap a few times before I remembered that he liked that kind of thing. I mean he is my brother but who cares nowadays.
We started talking about a plan as we got closer to the fishery. First we had to decide should we go to the front or back. Clint and I thought the front would be good to prevent any possible sneak attacks. Clint who is very tactical, thought we should just walk up and knock on the door. I thought I could go up and ask for Gaedran and they might take me to him if I show them my tattoo. Zhaal didn't like the plan but he didn't have one. We finally decided that since Zhaal liked pleasures and we know Gaedran is probably dealing in drugs we could get Zhaal to ask for them. He would surely know how.
We knocked and when a man opened the door, Zhaal asked for drugs. It seemed like forever before he got to the point. When the gentleman asked if we were the Guard, Clint told him he used to be, that was when we were told to come back tomorrow at the back entrance and then the door was slammed on us.
Clint and I started talking about how we could make the giant snake rumor true by digging a hole outside the gates. He would jump into the hole and I would flip myself around with my hands in the dirt and he would drag me in. It would look like I was dragged in by the snake.
Then I was unconscious.
When I awoke Clint was killing a dog and some guards along with Zhaal. There were kids screaming in glee that Bloo was dead (the dog maybe). I noticed that the man who had opened the door earlier ran inside and shut the door. I picked up his wand and asked the kids who was inside. They said Giggles the half-orc and Hooksanks the small child man.
Oh the stench was terrible and I was so nauseated. I mean fish guts, really! Only Dagon loves fish smell!
In the next room we saw Giggles, Hookshanks, Yargin (the ugly one who answered the door originally), and some more children. I wonder why we got attacked by Yargin, the guards and a dog. I will have to ask my brothers after the fight. Clint was raged and when he opened the door to fight, Yargin told the kids to attack. One stupid kid stood in the doorway. Clint backhanded the kid to move him out of the way and knocked him out. He then proceeded to kill all but the children. I tried helping by spitting sticky goo near Giggles so he couldn't use his bow. I thought it only appropriate since the smell of the place originally made me feel sick. It only slowed him down but it helped. I also convinced the children not to attack in hopes of saving them knowing they are slaves to the Gaedran. I will not call him "Lamm". Lame maybe.
When Zhaal and Clint were done, (they didn't kill Hookshanks) but told the children to watch him. We searched the rest of this level and found a room with a hole in it. There are planks down below and a boat, plus some kind of creature that the children get fed too. We decide to take Yargin and force him into the small hole to feed the Alligator. One way to dispose of the body and distract the Aligator. However, the boat is gone. HMMM! Sneaky bastard.
We decide to go out to the docks and to the boat. Spider swarm! Any swarm is terrible but we are not in the mood. After we destroyed the swarm we decided to continue to the lower docks. It didn't look sturdy so we went one at a time. Once we were inside we found shackles above a body of water with a shark in it! The children never return when they come down here that is what they said! I will kill Gaedran and then take control of him! Kill him again and control him again! I feel so much better thinking about this.
However, there will be no such luck today! We searched the final room only to find an array of strange objects; a dagger in the shape of a key, Queen's brooch, and variety of other things. The one object that stood out the most though was Zellora's head in a box. I determined she had been dead awhile so we were actually talking to her ghost the previous day.
She appeared before us and told us, " I was sure he would be here. Lamm's liberators will be here soon." I take the head along with the Harrow cards which were under the head. We head the warning and go upstairs to talk to the children. As we start to head up, we hear screaming and yelling "THE KING IS DEAD! HE HAS BEEN MURDERED!"
The children are receptive and grateful to us. Zhaal asks one of the children if they know who the liberator is. The child's name is Dodger. He describes a lady who is always cloaked whom comes to visit Gaedran. I showed him the head and asked if it was this lady. Strangely Zhaal notices the lipstick and makeup that must have been recently painted. This puts an awful picture of what Gaedran does in his spare time!
Needless to say, she was not the noble that comes to visit. However, one of the children took interest in the head, a girl by the name of Catallia. My minion!
I didn't get to see Dodger get mad and throw the dagger killing Hookshanks but Clint told me all about it. We had to get the children to an orphanage. This will definitely been exciting!
We gather the children and start heading to the closest orphanage when we see a bunch of druids attacking people and feeding them to the sharks! They are not suppose to be doing this but they get their digs in when they can. Clint will have none of it so we decided to attack the druids. I fired three bolts at one of them; Tree bolt, Leaf bolt, and finally Stinky bolt was the one that killed him. I need better names! More practice!
We decided that since they loved nature that we would send them back via the sharks!
On the way to the orphanage their were riots of people on the street and we had to force our way down the street. We then get attacked by these ugly imps. We are doing just fine (I mean Clint) in killing them. Then a bunch of Drakes join in the fight attacking the imps. When we finish fighting them Zhaal says I like imps. So does Lord of Bilel. I am going to call him Lord of Blah or Lord of Bile.
The kids are safe at the orphanage and we gave them a weapon to ensure Dodge would learn to fight and go into the guard. Catallia wants to stay with me. I think I could teach her necromancy since her interest in the dead is clearly noticeable.
As we continued we found a guard was down in a brawl. Zhaal tried diplomacy to stop the fight but I think he just bored them but even Clint couldn't intimidate them. So another fight ensued and we needed help for the guards Hippograff. Lucas was a real jerk so I moved away and thought about ways of eliminating him. He could be brought back with no mouth and I could make more use of him because right now the only thing good about him was his cart.
When we drop off the guard we join the guard. I don't know what happened really. We were talking to field marshal or Clint was and Zhaal is handing over the Shudder. Next thing I know we are handed uniforms and asked if we would help them. I am sure someone used magic on me as I don't remember anything other than that.
Zhaal and Clint were talking about how we should go about getting the butcher back alive from All the World Meats. I was thinking this was up Zhaals alley and that it had to do with some of his pleasures. But they explained that we were after Verick a guard who abandoned his post and is now working at All the World's Meats.
We decided we will wait until the next day.