We begin with a lively round of paperwork as our drow resistance cell continues their plotting!
- Abu Al-Nisr meets with the Warden and is granted rights to handle the Hive corpse cart. Many of the dead are imprisoned demonlogists who were in the employ of Mr Alas and Light-On-Splintered-Glass.
- Research produces a list of rich person names that Mr Alas has had cursed so he can buy their real estate up cheap.
Drow Fact Of The Day: High elves, or Aelfir, are cold resistant so love keeping everything super cold, wearing few clothes, and so on, forcing drow who serve them to put up with the cold.
Then, we commence an operation replace the Warden’s secretary, Pinioned-Limbs-In-Shadow. The general plan is to waste her when she goes to her high end elf brothel and frame the “crystal heads,” aka the Cult of the Intelligence. The trick is that any high elf isn’t just a “secretary,” they are pretty much all powerful killbots trained in martial and/or magical arts.
- Crystals are supplied by Fortunate Tamar.
- A Bohemian plus a Computation student are the patsies. They are identified by the Blood Witch, then drugged and kidnapped by Tariq and Fortunate.
- Ghost Whisperer – Abu Al-Nisr helps the City Guard solve crimes to ingratiate the team.
- Midwife Terratix uses her guile to become noticed as an obvious replacement for the warden’s secretary.
- The Midwife gains access to the brothel as a medical source.
- Access to the Brothel – Fortunate smuggles the bodies in. Tariq replaces the pretty boy on duty for that night.
The plan works, and the elf takes Tariq into a chamber where he gets in a tub of ice water. Tariq shivers in the cold water tub with the secretary straddling him. He stabs her with a drugged dagger that was hidden below the tub. The Midwife dons spider carapace and blades, then busts into the room. The secretary fights back well, having trained all her life for this moment. The Hyena Priest comes in and fires a crossbow bolt into her neck, killing her.
The patsies are brought in by Fortunate, executed, and dressed to be the murderers who tried to crystal shard the warden’s secretary, and the team escapes.