The characters picked up their quest given to them by the Talons, a local thieves’ guild, from where they had last left off. In exchange for one of the stones that they were looking for, the Talons wanted the characters to steal a mask from Komeri, an artificer with some strong influence with Barra. A holy item of a trickster god, the Talons are prevented from stealing it themselves in order to be allowed to continue to operate in this town.
The group decided to split up – Nike and Tock went to a nearby tavern to scope out Komeri’s shop from across the street and watch for trouble, while Ashen, Galfor, and Tempest tried to find a way into the shop.
Nike and Tock had some difficulty getting into the tavern, due to it’s high end nature. The duo were finally able to enter after a successful armwrestling match against the bouncer.
After some searching, Tempest was able to teleport into the shop (which had a magically warded door), and Ashen and Galfor followed through an interesting use of an encounter power.
While searching out the first floor, the three came across Talmore, a Thunder Soul Genasi, who is an indentured servant of Komeri – and was willing to help them in exchange for his freedom.
As the three and the new member headed upstairs, they were assaulted by Komeri’s himself, who used mind control abilities to start pitting the group against itself. Battle began, and drew the attention of the local guards. Nike and Tock seeing the commotion came across to join in the fray, tricking the guards into thinking they too were there to help, however they attacked the guards from behind.
As Komeri neared death, he begged for mercy, which Tempest – reminding him of the wounds that were inflicted due to his mind control spell – would not grant, melting him with an acid orb.
The guards were easily finished off by the rest of the group.
Once the characters regained their composure, they went into the first storage room, and were promptly attacked by a mimic.
once the mimic was felled, the group went on to examining their batch of treasure.