During a celebration
honoring the constabuary service of Rodiosha, Gneblin, and Finn;
Several elves and a human appear magically teleported into the hall.
The elves appear in the wall and the floor, dead; while the human
appears alive but unconscious. A minute later, three dwarves
and two drow appear and attack.
The dwarves activate
a magnetic device, fire their Rockshots, and pull out wooden
hammers. The drow pull out crossbows followed by daggers and
swords. It becomes clear they are trying to take 'Father', a
gnomish tinker attending the celebration. One dwarf and both
drow are killed with the help of Marcus Underbright, a member of the
Order of the Sunlight Below who was also attending the celebration,
and the returning Luther.
The living dwarves
are arrested and questioned the next day, when it is revealed that
they were paid to capture 'Father'.
Rodiosha and the others to go find one of the 'Brothers', who has
flown off in a kite and is long overdue. The group agrees,
since 'Father' has been helpful in the past.
While traveling north
on the path which 'Brother' flew, they come across a tinker that is
trying to rebuilt a Habastlian cursed rail wagon.
Father north, they
come to a town. While asking for information about a possible
sighting of the kite, the local sheriff attacks a woman for
stealing. Luther and Finn step in to stop him. They say
they are constables from the Co-op and the dwarven sheriff laughs
saying he has killed many of them. A firefight begins with two
others joining the fight on the sheriff's side.
The sheriff is pinned
by Gneblin's mechanical lion and they others overwhelm one of the
other attackers. The last attack flees.
The gnomish mayor
rushes out from a tavern and immediately makes Rodiosha the sheriff.