The Rutting Cocksman Tavern (“The RC”) had been burned down with Bazso Baz’ lieutenant Pickett inside. The Goon Squad had ushered the Lampblack thugs Finn and Fane into their armored carriage, holding them in the hope that Bazso would remain in the dark about what happened a bit longer. Many buildings had been burned down in the Brigade’s arson spree, perhaps The RC was one of them. The Goon Squad formed an alliance with The Dark Cloud and they both needed more time to marshall their resources before the inevitable war with the Lampblacks.
The blacksmith’s shop on The Dark Cloud’s turf was also burned down. The one with the master blacksmith, Hanspeter, who was being urged to come out of retirement. He had been the Crow’s top Cutter before falling for a woman that pushed him to go legit and return to his original profession as a blacksmith. With the Crows still holed up in their tower and their territory being encroached on by both The Red Sashes and The Lampblacks, the word on the street is that they need Hanspeter to go back into action…
The explosion in Charterhall is still in the news. The Iruvians have sent for some “specialists” to come find out what really happened as they don’t trust the local investigation and a ship from Iruvia is on its way.
The Red Sashes have made it clear that they are the ward boss that The Dark Cloud now needs to kick funds up to and the crew obliges as they aren’t looking to make more enemies.
One thing is clear, The Dark Cloud needs coin if they are going to rise in stature and equip themselves for war. The crew decides to pull off one of the heists that Rope had planned: the missing cup and saucer from the KASAVAR TEA SET. A family heirloom. When the Immortal Emperor visited Akoros four centuries ago, he used this tea set with the patriarch of the Kasavar family. They are still one of the most decorated and entrenched
military families in Duskwall. Their tea set is a symbol of Duskwall’s prominence. However, a saucer and a cup from the set are missing. This stuff is priceless to the family and Rope obtained a lead on their location: one of the underground lairs of Batty-Fang. These lairs are connected by underground canals which the crew uses for their human trafficking operation.