Today we have decided to go down the river to investigate Barius’s activates in a trading post near the cynthain plains. The trip down was ok we encountered a few storms and fierce winds that Aliella took full advantage of to practice her acrobatics and to goad her demon she calls a god into reminding her of his power.
When we arrived at the Cynthian Outpost, we disembarked to take care of business. However, we were tailed. I did not know how the others were doing with their tails but once I caught onto mine I reversed the roles and followed him. When he almost saw me and started to draw his crossbow I decided to act and being up on the roof I jumped down on him. The fight was over almost before it began. Unfortunately, the local law showed up and hauled us both to the jail. I, however, looked more innocent when compared to an assassin armed with concealed poisoned weapons and I was released. They also promised to tell me if they discovered anything from him (I highly doubt they will be able to and that I will need to break him.)
It turned out this was rather fortunate as Raganash was being jumped by three assassins himself. Acting swiftly I whipped out one of my bolo’s and threw it at the bandit with the crossbow rendering him incapacitated. Raganash took a stab wound from a sword but was able to send the other two assassins packing. The other one tried to run off but we managed to catch him (it is hard to run away with your hands wrapped around a crossbow.) But luck was against us Fiona who had been too late to help with the fight; spotted another assassin with a crossbow on the rooftops and she yelled DUCK. Then when we dropped to the ground he fired upon the assassin who Ragaonash had covered himself with.
That, however, was not the worst of it Raganash Volthar was rapidly growing sicker as if the wound was more serious then it looked with the help of Fiona we were able to get a message to Aliella that she needed to return to the boat. Between her skills and Fiona’s they were able to put Raganash Volthar back together. In the morning Lierin and I went to visit with the sheriff to see if they had broken the assassin (Lierin went along both because of the assassin’s and because I think she wanted to get off the boat for a little while). After trying a good cop cute cop routine (which as I suspected it would failed to break him) I suggested to Lierin that it might be a good idea to distract the guard on duty so that I could do my own interrogation after probing his mind I decided to ask him about the man who he kept thinking of. After realizing that I was in his head he decided to tell me everything including that that person was an master assassin.
With all the knowledge I needed from him we (Lierin, Raganash Volthar, and I) then began to hunt a master assassin (perhaps not the wisest course of action but it was a necessity). I had trapped him within his mind but he broke free. However, we were able to hunt him down and Lierin and Raganash Volthar took him down and then we high tailed it to the boat. The sheriff tried to take ownership of our captured prisoner. Lierin pulled rank and we were able to keep him so that I could interrogate him on the way to the suspected ambush site.
When we arrived there we found an empty beach, however, more investigation revealed that it had been some kind of semi-permanent settlement that served as an on/off load point for our boat; which was abandoned after we liberated the boat from Barius. Now after we resupply the boat we will continue down the river to spy on Barius directly. When we stop I intended to broker a deal with the sheriff for the other assassin I apprehended in return for the master assassin.