At the gate to the central city, they find a year and half has passed since they left. They at the inner gate from a bribed dwarf that in that interval, Loren Gracchi decided to marry his daughter Gilna to the human without the lyre guaranteeing the blessing of Abadar. The High Priest of Abadar gave his blessing anyway.
The other four prime families - Aurem, Gemma, Ferrum, and Carbona - led an assault on the Gracchi holdings. Lorem Gracchi, many of his house guards and family, the High Priest of Abadar, and most of the Death's Head mercenary company were killed in the exchange.
Gilna fled to sea with the ogre Halen before the rest of the Gracchi ships were burned.
Esteban Gracchi returned from Darvek as quickly as he could. He denounced his father to prevent the rest of the Gracchi fortunes from being seized. The prime families agreed to Esteban's takeover, branding Loren as a traitor. The Gracchi family, however, was reduced from a prime family to a secun family in status and removed from the Prime Council.
Unemployed with no home of reward for their quest, the party decided to send a runner to contact Esteban Gracchi and then registered their deed for the property given to them by the wizard Rista.
At the deed office, they needed a company name to register the deed. After some deliberation, they decided to call themselves the North Cymru Irregulars.
Visiting their property they found an empty field near the north wall and the ocean. A wide terrace about fifteen feet below the field level also belonged to the property as well as some beach front. Grind unlocked a great iron door set into the cliffside at the terrace level with the iron key given to him by Rista.
Inside they found a great hall with kitchens and rooms and halls branching off. Grind noticed that ceilings were higher than fifteen feet. They stored their supplies and each took an empty room. With no furnishings, the party decided they needed to obtain work for funding.
The next day they were invited to the Old City by Esteban Gracchi who met them at a park near what had been the Great Church of Abadar. Now, the the priests of Grumbar the Stone ran the Church with the other gods having altars within.
Esteban Gracchi asked them to testify at a Council meeting that he had hired them to betray his father. He hoped to use their testimony to gain back his family's position as a Prime family.
Grind, Nota'Cor, and Malpais agreed to testify.
Returning to their headquarters, a group of wizards in red and purple ambushed the party in an alley. They announced it was time for Nota'Cor to be punished. Dispatching their attackers, the group ran afoul of the New City Cymru Guard, whom Malpais insulted (compel).
Grind managed to befriend the dwarf, Sergeant Duncan, by offering him their captured ruffian prisoners.
Back at their headquarters, the party was met my the Bakali Kryplis. He told them Rista had asked him to check up on them. He also informed them that a wizard, Hawkin Jones, was looking for help.
The game went ok. Fate is working well for roleplay but I'm not feeling the combat was meaningful.
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