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> Thanks from the people of Gantrick, Debrief of sorts from last dungeon
AlanG
post Feb 7 2016, 11:08 PM
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Brave mercenaries,

Thank you for your gallant efforts on 30 Januar. Without your skills and guile, it is highly likely Ethan’s terrible betrayal would have remained undiscovered until it was too late.

The townsfolk and I offer our gratitude to you for preventing Ethan’s plans coming to fruition. It is both with sadness and fear I think of how he must have been planning this ‘revenge plot’ for years.

So as you are aware Ethan was using a fake identity and he is actually the son of Cordel Crode, and that Cordel was accused of poisoning Lord Morton’s wife. I have viewed the records from the time and found Cordel portrayed as a jilted lover/mistress and business rival of Dolph Von Hoff, and that she either meant to poison Von Hoff to take out her competition or she targeted Lady Morton in a jealous craze.

Lord Morton ordered her arrest but she escaped the town with help from those townsfolk who disbelieved in her guilt and went on the run for a number of years before being caught by Clarence Bandon, the father of the recently killed Captain Leon. Cordel was given a trial, on which Lord Morton, Von Hoff and Clarence stood as judges. The evidence against her was supposedly overwhelming and she was burnt at the stake for Witchcraft, and murder by poisoning.

I have spoken to the older surviving members of the town and received mixed views on Cordel’s guilt with some agreeing with the judge and punishment and other declaring Cordel’s innocence saying she was framed and the trial a farce. Taylor says the Coven’s notes indicate they at first supported Cordel but eventually seemed back off, though they did give evidence as to Cordel’s good character at the trial. Relationships between Lord Morton and the Coven have only improved in the last 10-15 years as a result.

I have tried to speak to Lord Morton but he has refused my requests to meet and knowing that Ethan seeks revenge against him has called the vast majority of the militia to the grounds of the family’s manor. He is also hiring more mercenaries to bolster their number. Thankfully with the threat of the cultists lessened the townsfolk are currently fairly safe though I have dusted down my old armour and my trusty mace, and have been leading a secondary militia with Richard Winstone.

Ethan clearly has plans for revenge against those he believes he wronged him and I fear that your efforts have only delayed those plans now he has the Coven’s Book of Witchcraft. Taylor and I are currently looking into what he did to Captain Leon and the curses he bound to the undead spirit that was animated within poor Leon’s body. I have also given Gresker one of the book on Necromancy Ethan was reading so with Taylor’s help we may discover what he has been doing and where Ethan may go next as we know he needs more powerful artefacts linked to Witchcraft to accomplish his true goal.

Taylor has tried to discover more about the demon Minolin but feels his scrying is being ‘misdirected’ or the answers coming back are contrived. Its highly likely the demon is protected in some way.

As and when we know more I will likely look to hire mercenaries again to put on end to this threat to Gantrick.

Father Lavigne

(OOC - Please let me know if you have any sensible scrying questions before next dungeon by either PM or email. I will be sending some info out to people following events on dungeon)
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giles
post Feb 7 2016, 11:54 PM
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Father Lavigne has Von Hoff been warned?
As Ethan seemed to be targetting Leon, a descendants of one of three he believed were responsible for his mother's death - those most at risk would seem to be
Dolph Von Hoff,
Sven Von Hoff (his son)
Lord Morton
Lady Haley Morton (his daughter)

Now it wasn't clear from your report whether or not Clarence Bandon was still alive. I had assumed that he was dead & so Ethan had targetted Captain Leon in his place. If Clarence is still alive then the people most at risk, to my mind, are Sven and Lady Haley, as it would follow that Ethan's revenge is 'you killed my mother, so now I'm going to kill your offspring.' If Father Lavigne could confirm the status of Clarence Bandon, we might be able to focus a little more. Either way if Morton won't talk, then the Von Hoffs need to be contacted to see if they can shed any light on the matter.

Morgan
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AlanG
post Feb 8 2016, 07:47 AM
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Morgan,

You are quite correct in believing that its likely Ethan is targeting those he blames for his mothers death but from his actions I also believe he is a threat to the townsfolk perhaps because he also feels they bare some responsibility for allowing the trial and execution to go ahead.

As Lord Morton wouldn't see me in person, I gave a full report into your brave bands actions and discoveries to his manservant, and know word has spread through town of Ethan's plot.

In answer to your questions -

Dolph Von Hoff must be aware, I assume Lord Morton informed him, as he recently began plans to return to his second home in Bulaslavia for an important business trip. Normally Sven would do all the travelling given Dolph's age so perhaps he is travelling there until Ethan has been caught. Sven is remaining in the town to continue running the business here but their offices have always been well guarded and Sven has also hired some professional bodyguards. Dolph remains tight lipped about the whole Cordel affairs and Sven states being too young to remember he knows nothing bar what I have found in the records.

Lord Morton is locked away in his manor with the vast majority of the militia protecting him and Lady Haley is currently living in Sellaville where she is a priestess in the Church of Shaehan. She is likely to be safe within the city but I also believe Lord Morton has sent some of his personal guard to ensure her safety. She was due to return to Gantrick for her upcoming birthday in Martius but its believed Lord Morton will cancel the celebrations if Ethan is still at large.

Clarence died some years ago and Leon took on his father's role in the militia.

Once Taylor and I have more information in to the artefacts Ethan might be after or his possible plans I will try and obtain another hiring licence and scrap together some payment to hire again.

May Selina's Blessed Light be upon you Morgan,

Father Lavigne.


QUOTE(giles @ Feb 7 2016, 11:54 PM) *
Father Lavigne has Von Hoff been warned?
As Ethan seemed to be targetting Leon, a descendants of one of three he believed were responsible for his mother's death - those most at risk would seem to be
Dolph Von Hoff,
Sven Von Hoff (his son)
Lord Morton
Lady Haley Morton (his daughter)

Now it wasn't clear from your report whether or not Clarence Bandon was still alive. I had assumed that he was dead & so Ethan had targetted Captain Leon in his place. If Clarence is still alive then the people most at risk, to my mind, are Sven and Lady Haley, as it would follow that Ethan's revenge is 'you killed my mother, so now I'm going to kill your offspring.' If Father Lavigne could confirm the status of Clarence Bandon, we might be able to focus a little more. Either way if Morton won't talk, then the Von Hoffs need to be contacted to see if they can shed any light on the matter.

Morgan
Co-owner of the Gantrick Timber Company
'If You Need Wood, We've Got Wood'
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