Introducing a bizare circumstance for which the party is best suited to deal with and so they are asked to help.
The day labourer in the market and speaking with the dead are the party’s last two leads.
The Pilot’s guild doesn’t support the sale of rudders, usually they’re willed to someone. The will is typically kept in the rudder.
So, they go to the Laranian temple in the mid-afternoon and visit the library. Devik talks to them about his cypher-breaking skills and his rates. He also admits he’s not been approached.
The fallen 8 from the Sheesha were: Urver (he’s the one that had brandy on his breath), Penyn, Sharaka, Darn, Alarain, Aran, Soalsin, and Jurn.
They start with Urver. Matakea Ashesa Yordag stands behind Sir Kjarri. The Serolan Barald Palgen stands in the defensive circle with Matakea Seenae. When Masen’s spirit arrived, the story he tells glues most of what the party knows together. He explained that he was with his friends on the dock, “borrowed” a bottle from the guy at the gate and started talking about what to do in the city. A man with a better bottle joined them and the story of the marked sailors comes up. To Masen, the whole scenario made a lot of sense. The stranger was a laborer obviously, and just curious. He admits to getting drunk on good brandy and then, when they got to the inn, starting the fight.
When they perform the ritual on Andrain of Chahryn, he tries to rise up. The Seloran pulls his holy symbol out of its sheath and then plunges the tiny dagger into the dead. Andrain’s body stops rising and is beheaded by Sir Tirn. Nina sends a runner to the Timivan; if the captain wishes to see the dead, he must come now. With Andrain beheaded, an evil begins to spill out. And the Serolan is frozen. Seenae manages to make out a single word: blood. Blood is slowly dripping from his fist. Seenae grabs his fist and shoves it into the evil darkness. It fades away at the touch of the Serolan’s blood.
The bodies are burned overnight, with Sir Tirn overseeing the work. Many come to watch, including the captains of the Sheesha and the Timivan; and a majority of their crews. It is a long night.
10th of Nuzayel
Around noon, the party is awoken and checked for possession. A few get a rough explanation that such a determination is required whenever anyone deals with an evil spirit.
They go to the harbour to visit the Fitacore then the Sheesha to gather whatever equipment that Andrain might have had. In a hidden compartment in the floor of the Fitacore they find a rudder (dated 675-700 TR). At the back is a will offering what is the Guild of the Arcane Lore’s the Guilds and the Pilot’s guild to the Pilots. The rudder bears the symbol of the Guild of Arcane Lore on its cover.
They then go visit Master Forissa of Talkunen, a perfumer in the market. Sure enough, the labourer is there. She points out the labourer and, after his trying to escape, he is caught and taken him into custody.