Game Date: 20/12/2014
Time: 8pm to 11:30pm
Location: Luke’s Place
Attendee’s: Mick, Luke, Butters, Kane, Stephen
Characters: Rorek Grimfist, Matt, Nathaniel Rheinmetal Borsig Waffentragger the 4th, Johann Rheinmetal
Game Days: 14th Sigmarzeit 2522 to 15th Sigmarzeit 2522
The party discuss that Christine was likely taken by Nickolas, and will be kept in the fighting pits.
They believe that it would be very difficult to get into the pits directly, and that their best bet is to find their escape tunnel.
They’re sure that there is an escape tunnel because how else would they be able to dispose of all of the bodies, or get some of the creatures in that they’ve seen down there.
Thinking they Christine might have known, they decide to go and check Christine’s house for any clues as to where the tunnel could lead.
Nathaniel lead them to the house, and decided to take the direct approach and just knock on the door.
It was opened by Christine’s two maids, Lucy and Ingrid, who he then preceded to charm over with his winning smile.
They let him know that Christine is away on business and the house is being packed up for a short time, but he is able to convince them to let him in for a short time to look around for something that he has left there.
Only Nathaniel was to be let upstairs, but he manages to convince them to let Matt up with him as his manservant. The rest of the party is lead to the drawing room.
Once lead to Christine’s chambers, Nathaniel sends the maid off to fetch him some wine, and to get his companions downstairs something. Rorek uses the chance to get his hands on some ale.
After the drink is delivered, Nathaniel sends her off again, and Matt uses the chance to break from Christine’s bedroom and into her office.
The office appears to be set up to make the most of Christine’s charms. A fine oak desk, with two comfortable chairs for those that come to do business with her.
Their is a vanity table against the wall, positioned just so that the people sitting in their chairs just need to look sidewards to see themselves.
Matt starts searching around the office, while Nathaniel goes for the desk. In there he finds notes on Christine’s holdings, including renting out space from 3 of the 5 warehouses near the docks.
Matt is able to find some hidden keys in the vanity table, and recognises that the rug on the floor is hiding something under Christine’s desk.
However he is affected by something from the mirror slightly, and he finds himself feeling intoxicated, and his judgement hazy.
Nathaniel decides to have a look at the mirror to see what happened, and finds himself feeling quite drunk, and struggling to focus.
Despite their drunken states between the two of them they’re able to move the desk, pull back the rug, and reveal a small safe set into the floor.
Matt opens the safe with one of the keys, but is hit by some sort of rune engraved into the lid.
He suddenly finds his desires almost out of control, and quickly leaves the room with Nathaniel.
He runs into Ingrid shortly afterwards, and expresses his desire to be dominated.
She orders him to a guest room, and after changing joins him to have her way with him.
Nathaniel in the meantime is confused about what happened due to his drunken state, and just decides to check the safe.
Inside he finds a box, and inside the box he finds 3 pink candles, 2 daggers with blood motifs, a pendent with an unusual symbol, and a little black journal.
He tries to read the little black book, but finds it quite confusing. The only thing standing out is that some sort of sacrifice is required, and then you get power.
He decides to take the entire box with him.
He then checks the 3 pouches in the safe and finds one of brass, one of silver, and one of gold. He takes the entire small hoard of money as well.
After he left the office he ran into Lucy. Not wanting her to get inquisitive, he pays her some coin to go join Ingrid and Matt.
She was more than happy to accept, and once she was distracted Nathaniel convinced Rorek to come up and help moved the desk back into place.
On his way out Lucy pops her head out the door to ask him if they’re allowed into Mistress Christine’s special oil, and Nathaniel agrees.
Everyone but Matt heads back to the inn.
They spend a while discussing the contents of the box, and what they could mean.
Johann casts a spell to enhance his capabilities, and takes a look at the amulet to figure it out.
He recognises it as belonging to the Chaos God Slaneesh.
Not feeling too well after that, and not sure why, Johann excuses himself to go rest for the afternoon.
Martian at this point breaks from just the amount of bat shit insane stuff he’s seen today, and asks for some coin to get drunk.
Johann on his way out is more than happy to give it to him, and Martian starts in on some large steins of ale.
Nathaniel and Rorek then decide it might be worthwhile to go check out the Warehouses.
They find that all 5 warehouses have 2 guards each.
Trying their luck they get closer to get a look at the facial features of the guards, but both have a horrible time remembering if they were guards they saw at the pits.
Nathaniel curses the fact that all peasants look alike, and Rorek does the same about humans in general.
So they head back to the Inn, and drag Johann out to join them.
Johann isn’t happy about this, but at least his trained memory helps him recognise that at least 1 of the guards per warhouse is involved with the pit fights and likely a cultist.
Nathaniel decides to just take the direct approach again, and walks up to ask the guard which of the 3 warehouses belong to Christine. The guard is happy to inform him that it’s the three warehouses on the right side of the dock if you face the river.
Nathaniel then walks up to the guards there, and tells them a lie about how Christine had sent him there. They believe him, and step aside. He thankfully pulls out the right key on the first attempt, and is able to get inside.
Inside they have a look around and manage to find a box hidden away behind some barrels.
Inside is a box of xIx, which after opening they find contains pickled jars of male genitalia.
They leave very quickly after this.
On the way back Rorek breaks off from the group to go and collect Matt, as he’s getting worried about how long Matt has been away.
Rorek gets no response from knocking, so he breaks open the back door.
He heads upstairs and bursts in to find Matt standing there with his bow drawn at him, as Matt had only heard an intruder marching towards them.
They have an argument about Matt leaving, and Rorek threatens to tie the three of them up and drag Matt out of there.
Lucy approaches him, and starts to flirt with him about his desire to tie woman up.
Rorek quickly goes quiet as he’s unsure what to do, staring at them like a startled deer.
Before long Lucy has Rorek seduced and leads him off to a separate bedroom, so Ingrid and Matt can get back to their fun.
The next day both of them wake up to their respective bedrooms, and realise what exactly happened.
They quickly head to the Inn to get Nathaniel, in the hopes he can help smooth things over.
They spot Martian passed out, hunched over a bench and snoring loudly.
They leave him there, and drag Nathaniel out of bed to Christine’s house.
He’s able to make sure the maids agree to be quiet about the activities of last night, and even tries to recruit them to his service.
He fails to do so however, as they are quite loyal to Christine, and are waiting for her to return.
They head back to the Inn, and Johann joins them for breakfast.
Feeling more refreshed he decides to to attempt his spell to understand the journal this time.
He realises that it contains the instructions for 3 rituals, that could be cast by people even without access to magic like himself.
The first ritual seems to be a minor one, that would help with providing you inspiration on how to handle something that is happening in your life.
The second ritual seems to require a major act of sex with multiple people in the right conditions, and then you are gifted with something you desire.
The final ritual seems to be quite complicated, and requires the pickled genitalia of 100 men to complete. If done properly, you would found yourself bound to some great source of power.
The decide that it might be best to regain Christine sooner rather than later, with Rorek claiming that she should die for consorting with Chaos.
Nathaniel insists that she’s still innocent, and has been led astray.
After discussing it some more, they decide that the warehouses still likely contain the secret tunnel entrance, and that they need to be more thoroughly checked.
So during the day Nathaniel buys a shuttered lantern, and then later that night Rorek and Matt head out to check out the warehouses.
Just managing to avoid the guards, Matt is able to sneak in through a window after being boosted up by Rorek.
In the first warehouse he searches, he finds nothing of interest.
So they attempt it again with another warehouse, and this time Matt notices that there is a trapdoor covered in dirt and hidden under some barrels.
He signals Rorek, who goes off to get the others. They return with him, and Nathaniel waits until one of the guards goes on patrol before approaching the other one at the door.
He bribes him to go take a leak, and then they enter inside.
Rorek is able to move the barrels, and they open the tunnel to find some stairs leading down.
Matt leads the way in the dark, while the others follow as far back as they can manage with the lantern so as not to give him away.
The tunnel quickly leads them to a main junction that has another 6 tunnels leadings off, with the one they entered through making 7.
5 of them seem to lead back towards each of the warehouses, with another that looked like it headed off to the North-West.
The final tunnel lead South-West, which was roughly in the direction of the pits and where they wanted to go, so they followed that one.
After some time they found themselves at a door, with some light coming through from underneath.
Johann is able to unlock it for them, and Matt sneaks in to find himself in the prison area.
While the prisoners are sleeping he sneaks to the centre of the crossroads and douses the only torch there.
Several of the prisoners wake up and start to wonder what happened, some even yelling for a guard, but none come to investigate.
Matt returns to the others, and then leads them through the prison and up the stairs to the main pit area.
Upstairs they find the place empty, and only lit by a lone torch on one of the pillars.
They check out the other door near the bar, and find that it simply contains stores of food and drink.
Matt heads back down to check out the cells, but he does not seem to be able to see Christine in any of them.
Finally Nathaniel thinks to look into the pit itself, and sees a naked Christine with a collar around her neck.
A chain runs from this collar to a large metal stake that seems to be stuck solid in the ground.
Rorek and Nathaniel enter the pit to investigate, and are surprised with the amount of fear that Christine shows when she pulls away.
Rorek thinks that they need to get out of there, so before the others react he goes to the metal stake, and rips it from the groups with a loud snapping sound.
The party realises that there is no way that was not heard up above, so they quickly attempt to grab Christine, but her fear still drives her.
Johann takes a look with his Wizard sight, and sees that the collar itself seems to contain some sort of magic effecting her mind.
Matt decides to shoot off the lock on the collar with his bow, and Nathaniel then manages to grab her and pull off the collar.
Christine at the moment falls unconscious.
Screams of rage are starting to be heard from both the prison, and what sounds like the stairs that lead down to the pit from the stables.
Rorek helps Christine and Nathaniel out of the pit, and then Matt helps pull Rorek out.
They quickly discuss what they’re going to do.
Nathaniel and Johann are advising that they leave quickly back through the tunnels.
Rorek wants to stay and fight, and after a short time is able to convince Matt to do so as well.
Nathaniel and Johann share a glance, and start moving Christine towards the doors down while Rorek runs to meet whoever is coming down the stairs.