With Messer back at Sandpoint recovering from the wounds he suffered in The Misgivings, Hun Qui, Garram and Ser Adoror took to Magnimar on their horse and wagon to investigate Foxgloves’ townhouse for any clues. On the way, they came across two Dwarves from Janderhoff in the midst of a skirmish with a Forest Drake. The Sandpoint Deputies intervened, seeking to help the Dwarves. Unfortunately our heroes, this only incensed the dwarves, who saw the assistance as a slight against their battle prowess, and so they followed their wagon for the rest of the day, slinging insults and allegations of dishonour and racism towards Dwarves until the Deputies grew tired and made camp. The Dwarves, finally introducing themselves as Bolo Logrin, High Priest of Trudd, God of Strength, and Dakkam Shieldcleft, a distant cousin of The Heroes of Sandpoint’s onetime ally Takko, a devout follower of Trudd. The two had travelled across Varisia from Janderhoff, in search of the biggest baddest monsters and beasties in the land to prove their god’s strength. Feeling like the deputies had insulted their prowess, and by extension, their god’s strength, they refused to part from the Deputies’ company until they proved to the skinny little men what a couple of short and tanky dwarves can do.
The next day, they arrived at Magnimar, and quickly ended up splitting up before picking a place to regroup. The Dwarves got into many bar fights during the day, when Adoror found them, Bolo had punched the owner of the local Elf Tavern, causing them to be chased by Guards.
Meanwhile Hun Qui and Garram were selling the ill-gotten gains they had accumulated by hiding what they found from the rest of the Deputies, they managed to get the address to Foxgloves’ townhouse while doing their shopping.
When the Deputies regrouped, (With Dwarves in tow), they decided to find an inn to stay in and drop off their supplies, and then visit the Townhouse.
The Townhouse itself was boarded up, locals said one night a few carpenters had come by to quietly board it up some weeks ago. Adoror reopened the townhouse door with a good swing of his hammer, and when the Deputies entered, they were shocked to find Aldern Foxglove and his wife Iesha alive and waiting for them with a nice home cooked meal. The Dwarves quickly began to help themselves, while the speechless deputies tried to gather their wits at the shock of this discovery. The absurd situation quickly unveiled itself for a glamour, as the Foxgloves, secretly Faceless Stalkers, made their attack and tried to fatally wound Adoror. Adoror managed to grab hold of the longsword ‘Aldern’ thrusted into his breastplate, causing a deep but ultimately non-lethal wound. Adoror took the opportunity to sock the Stalker to the ground, before pulling the blade out and drawing Renewal. Meanwhile ‘Iesha’ kept Garram and Hun Qui on their toes with ’her deadly swings. Eventually the dwarves finished the meal laying in wait on the kitchen and decided to join in the brawl, Dakkam unleashed a torrent of flame upon the combatants, singing both friend and foe alike, while Bolo went into a battle rage and swung wildly at the closest ugly he could see – narrowly missing Garram on the way.
The ‘Foxgloves’, no match for the combined effort of expertise and insanity, were quickly killed again. Of course, leaving neither assassin alive meant that the Deputies had to hope they could find a lead in the townhouse, but with luck, Garram finds a secret cubby in the fireplace, with a note about ‘The Seven’s Sawmill’. With a little information gathering, they determine the Sawmill owned by The Brotherhood of The Seven, a mysterious ‘Gentlemans Club’ that has been in Magnimar for some time now.