In this post, I will continue the adventures of the heroes in the city of Ralsand as part of the Rothen Campaign. The heroes are still working for the Wizard Mayor Francenn trying to get the Lich's diary. For a complete background information on this adventure, please refer to the previous posts tagged Rothen Campaign.
The party got themselves ready to meet the slaver. Using a specially designed kit, they disguised themselves as peasant workers.
The party met the thieves' contact near the entrance to the slaver's depot. The contact went on to say that the slaver's crew had been taken care of and he would do his best for the slaver to hire them for the trip. He asked the party to let him do all the talking with the slaver. He pointed out that either the cleric or the fighter should gag and tie Rei and bring her on their shoulder to the slaver.
The contact went on to say that both the cleric and fighter would have to play the part of his thugs. That included agreeing with just about anything that he asked and very importantly speaking as if they knew only about half a dozen words.
When they arrived, The contact started talking to the slaver. He presented himself as Tefe and from the looks of it, he and the slaver had done a lot of business before.
Tefe showed Rei to the slaver, and told him he knew for a fact she was a sorceress.
That made the slaver very excited and he asked what proof Tefe had of that. Tefe replied he saw her casting flare at an alley. The slaver started smiling and could barely control his excitement, he placed his hand on Tefe's shoulder and both of them started talking business and moving a little ways from the party.
About ten, fifteen minutes later, the two of them moved back near the heroes. The party could see the slaver eyeing them closely. It was than that they heard Tefe telling the slaver not to worry because the guild knew both men very well and they would do for a short sea trip without any problem.
Tefe then bid all of them goodbye and moved away from the group.
The slaver than came closer to the heroes and told them today was their lucky day since they were about to make some easy money. All they had to do was load the girl into a boat and row it to an island not far from the coast. They would each get paid five gold pieces.
The heroes tried their best to act as thugs, speaking slowly using the smallest number of words possible to get the meaning across. To answer the question, the heroes accepted the deal without any hesitation.
The slaver than told them to follow him, so the fighter shouldered Rei, who at that point started playing her part and struggling against his grip. The party followed him to a small boat.
The voyage to the Careorraent keep went without incident. The slaver started talking about the crew that worked for him before, and how they had got themselves into a fight in a tavern nearby and got killed that very day, which was, as he had pointed out before, lucky for both the Cleric and the Fighter since now they could take their place, if they proved themselves to him.
The Cleric tried his best to look excited, always showing interest to what the slaver was saying.
The party approached the keep in the last few minutes before sundown. The slaver was very excited looking at the shore for someone he could talk to.