A Bloody Rat

Introduction
Encounter – Gauntlets at the Door
The Clean Up Job
Down the Dragon’s Throat
Encounter (?)
Conclusion

Introduction
Hezra’at explains to Kort his poorly justified experimentation with the travel shrine. He also tells of his background as a scripter for the temple of Wee Jas and how he is continually exposed to tracts of a dubious nature, which have more or less corrupted him. It is not that Hezra’at is truly malevolent so much as curious to the point of dangerous. He grows tired of constantly reading and writing of events of tremendous potency without any opportunity to participate himself.
Encounter – Gauntlets at the Door
Four Gauntlet Grunts and two Sergeants will knock on the door and demand entrance. After not having received satisfactory response from Rajimund as to why he is there, Hezra’at will panic and initiate an attack.
The Clean Up Job
Each member of the motley crew will suggest a very different solution to the problem of the gauntlet corpses.
Rajimund – torch the Scriptorium, which will elicit a very adamant outcry from Hezra’at, whose life work is bound up in its walls.
Zephyr – knows a couple of people who are always looking to buy a couple of bodies.
Hezra’at – use the bodies to frame a gauntlet, just to see how serious they are about their inquisition. Rajimund does have access to a barracks, but doesn’t see how it can be accomplished. Zephyr suggests just leaving a few body parts, like thumbs, in a captain’s quarters. Taking of such trophies is hardly uncommon for diabolists. Leaving only digits will prevent any use of divination spells from interrogating the body (which can still be sold).
Down the Dragon’s Throat If he likes, Zephyr can accompany Kort as they sneak into a barracks. Rajimund has a key, so getting inside won’t be a problem. Ideally, Kort and Zephyr should maneuver inside without alerting any gauntlets, and especially not killing any, because racking up a larger body count would hardly solve the original problem.
Conclusion It does not take long for whispers to get out about a corrupt Gauntlet sergeant burned at the stake for his crimes. The next time Kort is at Jensen’s the proprietor has Kort’s papers.

A Bloody Rat

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