After setting up at a small in near the gate we head off to see the fishmonger/gang contact Kalinda in Old Korvosa. We ran up against the back of a unioners riot and were pulled aside into an eatery by a man who tells us to get off the street before we get hurt. We had lunch inside while the sounds of fighting outside got louder. The barmaid approached us and said that she was glad we came and our arrangement to intercept the courier and bring back the box is on and our payment will be arranged by Jorg or them. Andur went along with it and asked what we do. We were told to go the Elegant Eclipse, and find an Ashwood Elf who had a dwarven marked box. The others were playing along so I didn’t say anything. We exited into the alley and Andur went to check the name of the inn (Crown & Sail). Andur, Ash and Lem went to look into the courier while Enko and I went to talk to Kalinda. We arrived in Old Korvosa and find the reefclaw market and tracked down Kalinda. For 3g she tells us that Dock was taken to the University in Korvosa and was supposed to be taken to Magnamar but was not seen leaving the university. She is a bounty broker so we tried to have her negotiate for Lem’s wife with his gang. Unfortunately they didn’t seem interested in a fair trade and wanted 1000g for the wife 50000 to overlook Lem’s transgressions.
While we waited for Kalinda to return from here negotiations with the Urchins Enko wanted to talk to a local Shoanti seer woman. The seer warned Enko about seeking his past but he seemed determined to keep at it, even after I tried to dissuade him myself. We asked a few more questions about Jorg and then returned to the inn and meet up with the others.
The elf courier had offered the others to give us the box to deliver to the mad king in the Mindspin mountains which, oddly enough is Bunsen’s employer. As we were going there already it seemed like a good arrangement and we headed off to pick up the box from the Elegant Eclipse. The elf was performing in the common room and the innkeeper took us to a room upstairs where he handed us a key and left. Upon entering the room there was some sort of magic trap, Andur and Enko were weakened by it but the rest of us were able to resist it. Lem attempted to pick up the bag in the middle of the room but had to roll out of the way when it exploded and ignited the room. This is why you never trust an elf. At this point I was Furious, and ran back downstairs. I could see the innkeeper is outside talking to a cloaked figure. Andur approached them from the front and I circle around behind them. The innkeeper ran away once he saw us but the tall dark figure stood his ground silently. Andur grew impatient and attacked it and the fight was on. It moved very fast and we were unable to hurt it, fortunately its spells did not seem to work on me. Andur, however, was not so lucky and was deafened. After a fight where neither side gained any ground I called it a draw and it disappeared. The others recovered the box and the elf courier had vanished in the chaos so we went back to the inn to meet Bunsen. We agreed to stay one more day in the city so that he can finish his business. We went to the Temple of Sarenrae in the morning to cure Andur’s deafness and seek refuge for the following night.