The team entered the Restless Troll, it was mid morning and there were already some folks inside eating and drinking. When the door opened the Troll barkeepers looked up from the chores. The female Troll came out from behind the bar and introduced herself as Tyla, the owner of the establishment. Karabus stepped forward and spoke with her acquiring a suite of rooms at the cost of 160sp a night, potentially for a week.
M’lo then introduced himself to her and asked when the team might be able to locate trainers, so that they may be better prepared before entering the city. Tylia thought about the request and then gave him the name of hte first trainer that came to her mind: Linnag, the Orc who had been ‘hitting’ on both Mazrol and Karabus is a swordmaster.
When the team sat down at a table to relax a bit, an elderly Dwarf woman approached the table with a couple of pitchers of drink and a plate of food. She interoduced herself as Cleotha Splayfoot and explains that she is one of the caravan masters in Haven. She then asked where they were from. Several members of the team speak up, all knowing the story by now after telling it several time recently, they never spoke over each other but one would continue where the other had stopped for a breath. They further explain why they are in Haven, and that they are seeking information of how their Kaer was hidden for so long.
Once the team was done with their story, Cleotha then informed them that her caravan is involved in runs from Haven to Throal and back again. She further explained that she offers more insurance and cash on return that other caravan masters who work the same route, up to 25%. Her business is to taked the items from adventurers and then take them back to Throal where there is a vigerous market for such treasures. Whether the items are sold to individuals, shops or at auction, when her caravan returns she brings back the proceeds and hands them over to the adventurer.
When the team asked her about the few organizations that they have already heard mention of, Cleotha answered that she likes the Delvers and their leader and on the other hand offer words of caution regarding the Association of Non-Allied advantures. She then mentioned a group that the team had not heard of, the Grim Legion. They can be spotted by their leather jackets. They are known to hate Horrors and they are not entirely descriminate on their selection of Horror marked people. Once they have taken a suspected Horor marked person into custody, they put them to the question and it is more likely than not that they have put several innocent people to the question. She then moved on to the Blood Wardens, made up of Blood Elves, everyone gives them their space. Finally, she said that she is expecting to see members of the Throalic ‘Exploratory Force’ some day soon. The team confirmed nothing.
She continued with her explanation, many of the realms have representatives in Haven and advanturing in Parlainth seeking for riches and magic and expects that sooner or later one or more of them is going to attempt to lay claim to the place. If there were representatives from Throal present, that might be enough to stave off those attempts. She finishes up her visit by telling the team that her shop front is near Torgac;s Supplies and that she is either here in the tavern or in the shop itself.
When Cleotha left the table, Tyla approached with the food that had been ordered by the team. She also informed them that their suite is on the 5th floor and puts the key, which is attached to a large wooden plackard on the table.
The team decides to wander around Haven and get a better feel for the city, Teledun volunteered to stay behind and guard the gear and treasure. During their wanderings the team learns that Pagnoor Gilt-throat, a Troll Air Sailor, flies a drakkor named the ‘Unyielding’ over the warzone for the purposes of gambling on that days combat. They decided to find Pagmor and while they were looking for him the team came across the leaderboard used for betting on which of the statues is doing what in the war zone. Then they realized that above the leaderboard a very sad looking airship was tethered to the ground. There were holes in the hull, it listed to the side and appeared to be a complete junker. They then noticed Pagmor is standing by the ladder up to the air ship, he was smiling and waving to the crowd.
Mazrol, Karabus and Gigan decided that if they could get up on the ship, they would have a fantastic vantage point on Parlainth. They approached the platform so that they might speak with Pagmor. Mazrol stepped up to speak, he began with asking if Pagmor would be willing to train him further in the ways of an Air Sailor. He then asked if woul dbe possible for he and his friends might be able to go aboard in order to have a look-ss about the city. Pagmor agrees, but very insistantly lays down three rules: 1. The ‘Unyielding’ does not ever land, 2. He (Pagmor) does not do pick-ups or deliveries, and 3. He (Pagmor) does not do rescue missions. His rules stated and agreed up, he aggreed to take the three of them onboard for 100sp per person.
Once everyone was aboard, the ‘Unyielding’ rose to over 100 feet in the air. Crossing over the wall and traveling over the Twists. The team notices that the air temperatir noticably dropped. They also had a clear view of the Screaming Fountain, which had been built atop a pyramid and was full of not water but blood. There are statues placed around the fountain, all but three of them have no hdeads. It is noted that the only statues which retained their heads belonged to the Mad Passions.
When they finally passed over the wall into the air space above the war zone the temperature rose. They also noticed that there were large holes in the ground. Moments later they witnessed a large scale armed conflicts, the whole time Pagmor was busy taking notes.
They then headed over the Vaults and Pagmor mentions that this is the area where the very wealthy used to live and that a dragon, lured by all the wealth, has moved into the area. The team noticed that Pagmor took care to keep the ship traveling along the outer wall. The next section of town they crossed over was the Smalls, Pagmor said that this is where everyone else lived and that under the Smalls is where the Catacombs are located. It is also noted that the ‘Lane-ways’ have seen better days, but they are still able to be used. The journey around the city sections complete, Pagmor tells Mazrol to contact him later about training.
Meanwhile back at the Restless Troll, M’lo approached Linnag to request training. During their conversation the request for training was made by him, there was also some rather overt flirting by her. M’lo attempted to divert her by offering up Mazrol.
At about the same time, Medea headed out to a nearby village in order to find the suggested Orcish Beastmaster and see if he would be willing to train her. Before he even began negotiating with her, he began examining her animals to see how they well they were being treated and how well they all worked together. Finding the beasts and Medea to be acceptable, he agreed to train her.
Once the three team members that had journied over the city with Pagmor came back down to land, Gigan headed over to Torgac’s Supplies and Goods in the hopes of finding a trainer for himself. Gigan entered the store and started scoping out the place for armored guards. While he moved through the store he noticed that the prices on the gear were all over the place with no seeming rhyme or reaosn. He finally asked one of the guards from training, unfortunately he was a calvary man and could not help him fortunately he pointed him in the direction Vatiganns Lore Exchange and told him that there are three Trolls in there that are warriors.
Gigan thanked the Calvaryman and made his way across the street and into the Lore Exchange. He approached the desk where he found a female T’Skrang sitting and reading a book. She looked up and asked him what he wanted. Gigan responded that he was hoping to speak to one of her Troll Warrior guards in the hopes of finding a trainer. She appeared to be both annoyed at being disturbed and disappointed that Gigan wasn’t interested in purchasing any of her valuable Lore. One of the tree Trolls was on duty, he spoke with Gigan and a deal was struck.
Back at the Restless Troll Captain K’Tslade, from the ship upon which the team traveled to Haven, arrived and handed over Mazrol’s cut of the True Elemental Air that he had harvested. The team would have sufficient funds for some time, next was training and then into Parlainth in search of knowledge, riches and glory.