Skirting The Dodgy Path

Graduation Day
2nd Session

Sixthday, 1st day of Kimia, Year 6 of the Reign of King Patrick

Dimler and Hrolf got a head-start on the day, thanks to Madam Shea’s elixir, and split the day ferrying goods from the Serpent Runner and Rael Chandler’s shop to Krondor’s market square. Mrs Chandler provided midday meal, after which, Dimler went off to witness Enoch Jennings’s promotion ceremony.

At the Krondor Temple of Ka-hooli, the temple’s priests, acolytes, select faithful, and representatives from the all of the major temples (including Brother Lucien Bowery, representing the Temple of Kilian) stood witness to the investment of Father Jennings.

Back at the Torch and Mermaid, Jen Dodge kept a low profile, as the possibility that the Serpent Runner’s journey to Krondor may be more that what it seems.

Being down on his luck, Rik Sangur humbly asked if he could work for Dimler in the coming days. He was accepted, and given some ‘starter money’ to get him through the day.

As part of an information-gathering mission from Madam Shea, and with the aid of a bottle of Kennoch whisky, Hrolf brokered a deal between Sanrik Navinder and Boro Bescoby of Bescoby Outfitters, and got himself invited to supper aboard the Serpent Runner.

While at an amazingly elegant dinner for such a small vessel, Hrolf learned that Sanrik is the first officer of the Serpent Runner. After a couple rounds of whiskey, the most interesting bit of information gleaned is that Sanrik and the navigator (2nd Officer) shared a cabin on the journey, as there was a paid passenger who took one of the three cabins on the ship. That passenger was not present at supper. He disembarked almost immediately after pulling up to the quay. His meager luggage packed into a waiting buggy, he sped off toward the Merchants’ Quarter. Further investigation revealed he was last seen near the southern gate to the city.

Banapis at the Torch & Mermaid
1st Session

Fifthday, Banapis, Between Years 5 & 6 of the Reign of King Patrick

Our ‘heroes’ settle in to celebrate Banapis at the good old Torch and Mermaid.

A trio of rowdy sailors from the Serpent Runner, fresh from Novindus, found their way to the T&M. Rholf quickly took the reins on getting them in-line. After a some confusion (and hasty translation) they realized what day it was, and quickly got into the spirit. (Thanks to Dimler, one of the trio, Rik, will find his entire pay (four Gold Sovereigns) for the voyage is missing. With any luck, he will have no idea when he ‘lost’ it.)

An incognito Erik von Darkmoor, recently named to succeed James Jameson as Duke of Krondor, made his presence known, and commended ‘Hrolf’ on his handling of the situation with the sailors. Breaking Banapis protocol by talking shop, von Darkmoor invited Hrolf to see him at the Palace Armoury on Firstday (in 2 days).

The day before, Enoch Jennings had his final instruction with his Monsignor as a deacon, and was given his first ‘mission’: Sometime this year, he is to travel to the main Temple of Ka-Hooli, just north of Kenting Rush. This journey must be made by conventional means (no teleportation), but he need not travel alone. In fact, the Monsignor recommended taking Dimler along. Extended distance from the temptations of his old life should serve him well. Awaiting his arrival at the Temple at Kenting Rush will be compiled files regarding the Evert Kolgrim case, as requested.

Jen Dodge enjoyed a day of role-reversal, with many of her regular customers doting on her… with mixed effectiveness. (The sailors from Novindus showed no sign of recognizing her.)

During the festivities, after one of the Serpent sailors had passed out, Madam MacDonnell (Shea), proprietor of the Torch & Mermaid, distributed her famous hangover elixir. It is very effective preventing the ill-effects of overindulgence. (That poor sailor, however, will not benefit from the morning-after effect. It woke him up, kept him from being sick, and ‘encouraged’ him to eat.)


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