Marktag 13 Nachexen to Backertag 14 Nachexen
While waiting for Kadfina and Andred to join him, Detlef lost sight of the woman. The three heroes circulated through the Three Beards searching for her anxiously before finally spotting her deep in conversation with a short man, protected by uniformed men.
Andred and Kadfina fell back, leaving it to Detlef to try and hear more about what she may have been discussing. Unfortunately the woman locked eyes with Detlef and clearly recognised him. She pointed him out to the man she was talking to and their conversation continued.
Detlef told the others the bad news, and as they made to approach the group, they saw that the man had left the protection of his guard, and was instead approaching them. The short, brown haired man stopped them – they noticed that he had a wooden right hand – and told them that the woman had attempted to hire him to kill them, but that he didn’t involve himself in that kind of business. Greenskins and Beastmen, were what he and his mercenary unit killed, but he did advise that he had taken her coin to protect her for this evening, and that if the heroes attempted to attack her, or follow them this evening, he would have no choice but to cut them down and claim her fee. After a short discussion, he advised that if the heroes did right, he would happily meet them 2 hours after nightfall tomorrow, to show them where he had escorted the woman to, provided a payment of 5 Gold Crowns was provided. The heroes agreed and returned to Lord Frederick’s estate.
The next morning, the heroes discussed how they would convince Lady Baern, Sister Robans and Lord Fredericks to remove their support of Gottri Hammerfist. While visiting the Temple of Shallya, they noticed troop movements throughout the city. Later that morning, Lord Fredericks confided that there had been significant troop movements throughout the city. It was unclear what Imperial troops remained stationed within Altdorf.
The heroes also took the time to touch in with Lord Messner, who wrote back that he left for the North with a number of his colleagues in three days time, in support of the Army so they had better hurry up!
When Lady Baern and Sister Robans arrived, Gard began the task of convincing the three of the peculiar views of Gottri Hammerfist. He had to quickly step from the room, as his stomach lurched, and while he was gone, Andred stepped up to complete the task. As he began to apologise for his smell, Kadfina quickly pushed him aside, and took over the task. Gard returned shortly thereafter, and the two verbally tussled for control of the conversation. With support from Lord Fredericks, and with Lady Baern concerned about her good name, it appeared the heroes had swayed two of the three, with Sister Robans only willing to disbelieve Gottri, if some evidence was provided, or Gottri himself confirmed it.
With that requirement made clear, Lord Fredericks invited Gottri into the room.
People known in the city of Altdorf
Wolfgang Scheunacht – Bright wizard
Dieter Klemperer – Celestial wizard
Lord Fredericks – Powerful noble, Supports Gottri Hammerfist.
Konrad Messner – Light wizard, Knows the whereabouts of the Dagger of Yul K’chaum.
Theodora Pferig – Witch hunter (retired). More of a Vampire Hunter really. Has also fought the Crimson Skull in the past.
Solveig Thudrun – Thief
Berthold – Child message deliverer run over by a cart. Currently in a hospital.
Guillame Deschamps – Jade Wizard. Knows a ritual to destroy Chaos Artifacts, but needs a willing sacrifice.
Father Ranulf – Sigmarite Priest – originally from Middenheim.
Lady Elizabeth Baern – Altdorfian Noble. Supports Gottri Hammerfist.
Klara Robans – Sigmarite Priest – Supports Gottri Hammerfist. Has she taken a dislike to the heroes?
Gabrielle Marsner – Amethyst Wizard. Has asked the heroes to deliver a spell book to another wizard in Carroburg.
Gottri Hammerfist – Independent Witch Hunter –Is watching Konrad Messner. Considers all wizard, but particularly the Light Wizards, as Chaos cultists attempting to bring down the empire. Considers Konrad Messner the linchpin in their plans.
?? ?? – An unnamed Mercenary captain. Has provided protection duty for the woman who is trying to kill the heroes, but has also offered to sell her out the following night for 5 Gold Crowns.