After waking up from their campsite outside of town the party headed to the Festival Courts to try and retrieve their prize. Unfortunately when they presented themselves to the Magistrate, he informed them that the prize was claimed shortly after the many groups headed into the sewers. A warehouse manager in the employ of the Steinhager family found the goblin crushed under some crates. The party quickly produced the goblin’s skull and three legged pelvis and pleaded their case. The Magistrate was taken aback by the unquestionable evidence and assured the party that he would look into the matter by conferring with the rest of the town council. He asked for the party to check back with him here at the Festival Courts later in the evening or to check in at Town Hall.
The party then headed into town to establish a base of operations selecting an inn near the waterfront. After cleaning the grime from their sewer travels the group decided to visit Town Hall and see if they could gain their prize there. On their way the group ran into a strange man shouting evil premonitions about the town and its coming downfall. The party could not make out much of what the man was saying and as they drew closer the man ran off into the city.
Once the party reached Town Hall they were greeted by a clerk who had little interest in dealing with them. After listening to his story and receiving permission from a council member the clerk took the name of their inn so that the Council could pay for their lodging to cover any problems of the group. Not satisfied the party further insisted and with some sly talking from Anora the clerk lead them to the office of Johannes Tugen. Welcoming them to his office Tugen listened to their story with great interest as it was very strange that two different groups claimed to have killed such a unique creature. He assured them that he would confer with the rest of the council. The group then noticed that the man was wearing a ring that carried the same symbol as the one they discovered in the hidden temple.
This caused some alarm for the group leading to Anora to try and cast a Charm person spell on Tugen to try and find the truth. However the spell simply failed as it landed upon Tugen. A flash of anger slipped across Tugen’s face before he was able to regain his composure and ask if there was anything else that he could do to help the party. With no further business he led the group back to the main entrance and returned to his work. The party then discovered they were not alone in the Entrance hall, as there was a man standing by one of the side hallways staring at them, sending a cold shiver down their spine. Confronting the man, he named himself Gideon and in return asked the party’s name. Smiling he welcomed them to Bogenhafen and excused himself as he had a meeting to attend.
The party then decided to investigate the Warehouse where the goblin was supposedly killed. Once they made their way to the warehouse the group found a drunk man sleeping against some of the bags of grain within the warehouse. Anora slipped off to try and discover any signs of the goblin while Baruke woke the man. The man introduced himself as Anton Breugal, the man who killed the goblin. Baruke began to question the man about what happened with the goblin. Breugal told him of how he was tending to the warehouse and discovered the goblin. He was then able to fight off the goblin, quickly killing him with his club. Returning from searching the warehouse and finding nothing, they confronted Breugal about his lies. Telling them to shove off, Baruke forced Breugal against the wall while Anora held her knife to his throat. Begging for his life, he told the group that he was just covering for Steinhager and that he had never seen the goblin. The group paid Breugal to stay quiet and that when they gather some more evidence then they will come back and get him.
After wondering around the water front for a time, gathering some information about the town from the locals, the group headed to the Temple to see if they could use the temple’s library collection. After a short search they were not able to anything about the symbol they saw in the temple or on Tugen’s ring. However after talking with a scribe working in the library they were informed that the symbol is for the Ordo Septenarius, a local group of merchants that was an extension of the Merchant Guild.
Leaving the temple the group decided to check back with Magistrate Richter to see if he had any luck gathering information about the goblin. When they reach the Festival Courts the party could find Richter. Instead he had been replaced as he had fallen ill upon returning from an errand. Heading to the Magistrate’s home the party discovered Richter in bed extremely sick. The apothecary tending to him said that the Magistrate did not have long to live as his illness was very severe. The apothecary also was not sure of a cure as he was not familiar with the disease. The only other time he had seen these symptoms were when Johannes Tugen’s older brother Karl Tugen fell since some years ago.
Deciding that it would then be a good idea to revisit the hidden temple the group snuck their way back into the sewers. But upon reentering the room where the temple was hidden the group found nothing. It was as if someone had come and cleaned up the existence of the temple. The only thing that the group found was a white handkerchief with the monogram “F.S.” emblazoned upon it. Deciding to investigate the sewers further the group search for a few hours until they came closer to the river and discovered the body of Anton Breugal. The man had been stabbed several times in the chest and left for dead.
Retreating from the sewers the group began to make their way back through town to their inn. On their way the group’s path became blocked by a few thugs, covering all routes of escape. One of the thugs stepped forward and threatened the group, saying that if they did not leave town then the thugs would return and they would end up dead in the river. Thus thugs then left the group to return to their inn.