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Apr 12

Songs of Ulubrae: Chapter 13

 

In the Casual Comedy

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Noon, Craftsday, Hunt Week, Delve Season, 1017.

 

Umiaq was busy adapting to his new wardrobe when a guard informed him of a uniformed dwarf at the gate to see him. This was Investigator Artorius Vellus Argentius who asked Umiaq a series of questions about his presence at the Iron Citadel following the explosion which killed the Minister for Troll Affairs. Umiaq assured the dwarf of his good intentions, his desire to help and that nothing had been taken from the Minister’s office. Investigator Artorius requested Umiaq not leave the city.

 

H09 arrived at Arrluk’s office, which Investigator Artorius had commandeered. H09 informed the dwarf of xes conversation with the Minister’s assistant. Umiaq suggested the explosion was an inside job.

 

Investigator Artorios had departed by the time Adlartok flew back from the shrine. Umiaq, Adlartok and H09 then flew back down to Lower Ulubrae to question Centurion Orosius about Investigator Artorius. As Orosius was still dealing with the refugees at the Shrine, the trolls sampled beer from a stall to pass the time. This was too biological for H09, who fell into a catatonic state as xe focused on philosophy.

 

Umiaq and Adlartok questioned Centurion Orosius, who claimed limited knowledge of Iron Citadel politics. However, he believed Umiaq could be the scapegoat the anti-troll faction in the Iron Citadel sought. Pressed for a name, he revealed the Proculus clan were opposed to troll presence in the city.

 

To learn more about the Proculus clan, the Heroes visited the renowned gossip Tarsiqia Ternetus Aureus. The wife to Publius, Minister of Agriculture and Fungeries, Tarsiqia, a confidante of Umiaq, who enjoys charming the dwarf matron. The Heroes sipped a powerful wine served by Tarsiqia’s dhampyr wine waiter, Dragan.

 

The gossiping dwarf confirmed the Proculus family were stirring up trouble against the trolls. Umiaq teased from Tarsiqia the rumours about Astinia of Pavis, a gnome maid working for the Proculus family, Supposedly, Astinia became a fungal addict after arriving in Ulubrae.

 

Back at the Embassy, Umiaq received another visitor. This was Doranth of Shadow, bringing Umiaq a transcript of a partial translation to his stolen scroll. Doranth explained how the Arch-Mage was struggling with the various cyphers and codes on the scroll. Later, the Heroes researched in the Embassy library about the Hag mentioned in the transcript. They found an obscure reference to a renegade priestess of Zorak Zoran known as the Spindle Hag.

 

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Happy Gaming

Phil

 

 

The Songs of Ulubrae are the session summaries from the Shadows of Ulubrae story arc in my Tales of the Hero Wars campaign.

 

For more details, see the Shadows of Ulubrae page

 

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