The Leviathan Coast

Liberté, égalité, money, bitches!

Viola joins the revolution

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So Clara and Val found a non-violent solution to getting our asses out of this riot situation: By reminding the City Watch that Clara is a noble of House Arundel, which apparently is a big deal. (You slum well with us commoners, Clara! Or is it “we commoners”? You probably know.) So they stopped beating people up, which made the situation safer, if less exciting. We all went along with it, though I got the impression that Ges was reluctant to stop beating up the Watch.

But then there was horrible crush of people running in fear, knocking some in the crowd down. At this point, with no one to beat up and more people coming to crush my wee ass, I made a break for a warehouse building, figuring I would be safe in there. Xavi beat me to the building, doing some amazing jumping maneuver, and tossing me a rope. Not one to overlook opportunity, I climbed his rope instead and kept climbing to the roof, with Clara right behind me. (Though she went into the building from the window instead. Smart move.) From there, we saw exactly the sort of thing I came to the big city to see: A bunch of angry half-orcs marching down the street, scaring people into running away.

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Val and the orcs started talking. It was hard to follow, something like, “Blurdity growl woof” and “Grrr argh gerdersnout”. Then the people got involved and, long story short, these half-orcs were just trying to save lives and put out the fire on the docks. Aw. Everyone decided to help. I figured my presence would not be missed, so I took some time to loot the now unguarded warehouses, getting a box of bejeweled animal figurines and a brass mug with a jade inlay.

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Rich people like weird stuff. Well, not mine to judge, but I figure I can get 200 gp for this stuff.

After meeting with the half-orcs and discovering that they are stoked about this whole Common Alliance situation, our merry band split up. Val, Clara, and Ges went to go talk to some dock workers. Xavi, Carric, and I went back to Madame G’s to speak with Igald and the half-elf about the revolution. Or, specifically, Xavi’s concerns that the revolution has been infiltrated by double-dealers who are up to no good and who are ratting out the Common Alliance. Igald was at first wary of this theory, but agreed to keep an ear out for knowledge of this conspiracy. After all, he believes in this movement and doesn’t want it ruined by people who are in it on bad faith. Xavi fears that the same person who murdered Sarich is the person who ratted out the meetings.

So we have devised a plan to find the rat. Carric, Xavi, and I will each separately meet with Shava, Lobren and Fin. We will spin the same tale: That we have heard of a servant who witnessed Sarich’s murder and wishes to speak with us. But the trick is, we will tell each person a separate time and place when we will be meeting with this fictional murder witness. I will tell Fin my meeting is at the 14th bell at Gunner’s Tavern. Xavi is telling Lobren that his meeting is at the 10th bell at the Friendly Flounder. Carric is telling Shava his meeting is at the 17th bell, also at the Friendly Flounder. We will warn our marks not to show up because the “witness” is scared, of course. The point is that they aren’t supposed to be there, remember.

We will stake out each location at the appointed times, and if someone shows up to capture or kill the fictional servant, we will know who the rat is. I am assigned Fin, who I know I can find at the Pink Hydra.

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I also took Madame G in a card game, and scored 3 free days of room and board for myself and Clara, my roommate.

As for this Common Alliance, I’m all for it. All of my friends seem sympathetic to the cause, but are worried that the organizers have no idea what they are doing and are creating chaos. I say, fuck it. Big picture here! Having listened to all this political talk, I have come around to the idea that feudalism is an inherently evil institution and must be smashed and replaced with some form of self-rule. There’s no way to accomplish that goal without some violence. The nobles are going to fight back, no matter what the Common Alliance does. After all, they like being able to live in opulence, with all the bejeweled elephants they want, without having to work very hard for it. They aren’t going to give that up without a fight. There’s a saying in Elven: “7v%1`VyN8 y6E”. Translated to Common, it means “just war”. I think this is what we have on our hands. (By the way, I speak Elven.)

We can plan and plot, but it’s all probably going to go sideways anyway. So let’s just join the fight and see where it takes us!

Plus, as a wise man I heard about once said, “Chaos is a ladder.” There could be all sorts of opportunities here. Look, this thing has barely started, and already I’ve made like 360 gold off it. It can only get more interesting and enriching from here.

As for the future, our hopeful ambushing of the rat is scheduled for the 6th. But the evening of the 5th is the fancy party at Clara’s uncle’s place. After all these crazy adventures, I hope she trusts our new companions enough to bring them. They are interesting people. Plus, they only ever see me wearing a cloak and boiled leather. I want to show off the fancy dress I bought for the party!

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Comments

Do you have time to get that hemmed?

 

Luckily, I got it at a halfling store. It’s smaller than it looks in the picture. :)

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