Icy Paths and Burning Buildings

The Cyrillus Group spent a few days wasting their hard-earned gold from the bounty of Three-Fingered Jack before coming to the realization that they needed significantly more funds to expand, or even maintain, their operation. This realization was brought by Bert Nordstrom, the owner of the Dirty Monkey, who brought forth an old lady who had a problem with the guards. She offered the Cyrillus group several magical trinkets from her shop in exchange for solving her problem, but Master Machiavelli refused and instead returned to the Bounty Office.

The Cyrillus Group met with Courtney Ridgewell, the secretary in charge of the higher bounties, and learned of two opportunities. The first was of a thief who stole several items and killed a cabal of mages for their ice staff. The second was to bring the kidnapper of the heir of a prosperous human estate to justice, rescuing the captive in the process. The Cyrillus Group decided it was much better to murder than rescue and took advantage of the first option.

Learning that the most recent escapades of Gimble the thief were near the Artisan’s district, the Cyrillus Group found a tavern nearby and inquired of the Thieves’ Guild. The bartender was fairly helpful, and Master Machiavelli provided a distraction so that Marie could discern a member of the Guild in question and prove her worth. Marie, with the help of the intimidating Black Hayate – who has yet to show his face – persuaded the thief to reveal more information of the guild and took him behind the building. After receiving the information, she killed the thief and was met with a group who offered to clean up the mess.

The Cyrillus Group found the temporary station of the Thieves’ Guild and was offered to join. Master Machiavelli refused the offer for the time being, but the information on Gimble’s location was eventually revealed and the Cyrillus Group found his home. Master Machiavelli burned down the house without much trouble and made the poor man slip on his face when rushing out the door to save his life. Marius stunned him with his fists and Black Hayate moved forward to grapple him in a tight embrace. Master Machiavelli sent a lightning spell at the pair, but Black Hayate managed to avoid the blow thanks to his specially made armor – from a dragon that was slain under his own power. His house and body were looted by the group of ill-mannered opportunists and his body returned to the Bounty Office within forty-eight hours of accepting the contract. Ms. Ridgewell complied to their request to partake of the second bounty mentioned earlier in this report.

And Black Hayate prepared tea for the group as they listened to more information of their next mission. It was delicious, especially served with his mother’s secret recipe for cupcakes. Dark chocolate chip cupcakes with just a hint of mint.



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