Agents of the Secret City

The Records of Claw Claw Bite

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Barrakas, Wir 25th

The research group of Claw Claw Bite having just been formed by ace students of the Library of Korranberg, set out in search of their own agendas as well as the preparation for the night’s gala masquerade ball held atop the Library dome that very evening by the Arch-Dean Ser Reginald Hawkdragon and the senior faculty.

Corvas Coralyn D’Sivis, being bereft of funds, collected stray copies of the Korranberg Chronicle with his manservant Jackdaw and constructed a stilt-legged bird costume from them.

Handout: Korranberg Chronicle #1.

Morg, Dox, and Barmunda Spizella met at the Grand Library. Morg, frustrated with a racist scribe, smashed the information kiosk counter to splinters and was summarily banned from the stacks. Barmunda, using the incident as a distraction, stole the volumes Practical Necromancy and A Treatise on Dollurh from the stacks and fenced them for a total of 60 gp.

Vireo Venticarlo, meanwhile, went searching for his old laboratory in the dangerous halls of Blackdragon. What he found were strange men dressed in red robes with the insignia of the Karrnath military on black arm-bands. He went to report their presence to Mistress Astoria, the doyen of the college, but in her absence encountered only her assistant the twitchy Aldrin Scarro. Scarro revealed that the Karrnathi were allowed free roam of the Library via the largess of Ser Hawkdragon and the senior faculty. During the conversation, Scarro tipped an alchemical substance onto his desk’s paperwork, which caused it to animate and attack both Scarro and Venticarlo.

Venticarlo defended Scarro’s life valiently, fighting off the paperwork, though some escaped out the window during the scuffle.

Everyone save Venticarlo met in the Bookbinder’s Quarter and, having found a coupon for Madame DuMasque’s mask and costume shop, decided to head to the docks where the shop was found and get masks for the evening’s ball. On the way, Morg spotted a Karrnath military contingent with more of the robed figures that Venticarlo had spotted earlier and confronted them. He was paid short shrift however, and they did not even accept his literature regarding Morg’s cloister.

DuMasque’s shop is a shack built into the crow’s next of a sunken war galley from the Last War known as the Pride of Aundair. Most of the ship is submerged in the harbor, and rumored to be haunted. The crow’s nest however, contains the shop and is attached to the docks by a rope bridge. It is here that a piece of animate paperwork from Scarro’s desk that had attached itself to D’Sivis’ costume came loose and attacked the group. It was more fearsome than the ones that Venticarlo had faced earlier, but was still swiftly dispatched by Claw Claw Bite.

Morg, being bereft of funds, performed some menial labor for Madame DuMasque and received a gnome illusionist costume in recompense. Barmunda purchased a Talentan witch doctor costume. Dox purchased a doctor’s costume.

As dusk falls, the grand masquerade is set to begin.

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