Citizens of the Empire

A History of Violence - Session 2
A difference of opinion and a pile of shit

Our session continued in Altdorf. After an altercation between our heroes on what to do with the small boy pierce had captured tensions were high. A clear division had occured within the group and threatened to undermine our heroes unity, with tempers checked our heroes made it to Grettles house and stayed the night. Unfortunately for Dorf and Tyrel they ate some of Grettles cooking, Pierce stood clear knowing full well the dangers of his sister-in-law’s sanitary habits, and our two adventurers caught a severe case of explosive diarrhea.

Unfortunately for Dorf and Tyrel nature called at an extremely innoportune time the next day which lead them to shit their pants in the middle of the Köningplatz infront of dozens of people, after an ego recharge and a new pair of trousers they decided to take a day off to recover from their illness. Pierce, who was completely healthy, spent the day drinking and gambling and narrowly missed a mugging with the help of the city guard.

The next morning the group awoke to find that Dorf had recovered quite well, he was still not cured but most of his symptons were gone, Tyrel on the other hand had soiled his pants yet again and was no better than yesterday.

The group headed to the Friedwang district to talk to the three shipping families involved in the dispute. Hear they met Hahn Golder who was the leader of the Golder bank in Altdorf Hahn answered the parties questions and offered them work through an associate of his named Mario. They also noted that the district was ran by private military, chiefly that of the Golder Bank.

The party then tried the Grellier estate but were ejected by the guards, they did learn that the Grellier Bank was a family business (just like the Golder and the Heye) and that Louis Grellier was the patriach.

Our group then headed to the Heye estate, they learnt that the Heyes were a burgher family and were not nobles and that was met with contempt with the community they live in. They spoke to Thaddeus (the steward) who told them that Kurt Heye was the founder of the bank but wasn’t available for conversation. Thaddeus asked the party to retrieve a necklace which Isolette (the youngest member of the Heye family) dropped down the lavatory.

The crew dropped down into the sewers, while it was depressing work they were being highly paid for the amount of effort required and set out with as much zeal as one could muster when tasked with sifting through human feces, along the way they met a jovial halfling by the name of Maggio Paddins and agreed to assist the party finding the necklace. The group made their way to the generalised location of the necklace but came across some sell swords dumping a body. After a quick scrap they defeated the bandits and discovered that the body was that of Pierce’s missing brother, Hahn Hawthorn who was a key player and part founder of the workers strike at the docks.

Pierce was visibly upset and with a heavy heart lifted the body of his brother on his back, Completely ignoring the filth that covered his brother’s lifeless body. This act of compassion temporarily redeemed Pierce in the eyes of his comrades, particular Dorf who was beginning to think that Pierce was a man without honour.

Character Logs

Lindenberg1
Dorf1
Tyrel1
Pierce

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A History of violence session 1
A hero goes missing

The adventure started in Bogenhafen. The crew made their way north to Marienstein where Lindenberg went missing. After asking about the town they found out that Lindenberg had been lying to them about his background and motivations for leaving and they tracked his whereabouts to Altdorf. Their only lead was a signet ring found in Lindenberg’s home.

Our group found Altdorf to be in a state of disorder. The stevedores had rebelled against the draconian treatment of their mercantile masters and under the leadership of Theophil Garterfield had initiated a strike action.

The party followed up on the signet ring and found that it belonged to one of the several dozen officials in the Von Clausen Trading Co. The VCT Co. closed for business fifteen years ago due to the death of the Von Clausen family (in a house fire) and it’s assets were divided amongst the three major competitors of the industry which were the Heye Shipping Co and the respective Grellier and Golder Banks, in which the Heye Shipping Company took the lion-share of the business.

Overtime though the Golder Bank superseded the Heye Shipping Co. and is now the market leader in river based freight and logistics in Altdorf. The Golders treated their workers terribly and because of this their workers finally initiated a strike action over two weeks ago.

The strike now has attracted not only the Golder employees but employees from other companies and industries and over two thousand people have stopped work and are fighting for their rights. This makes the key members of the strike (such as Theophil Garterfield, Hov Borad, Hahn Hawthorn and Ilse Heye prime targets from would be hit-men hired by the affected industries or aristocratic nobles as a) they are disrupting trade and b)empowering the poor.

The party was given a lead by Hov Borad to question the noble and mercantile houses chiefly affected by the strike (the Heyes, Golders and Grelliers) and ask them more about the VC shipping Co to give them a better understanding on the history and hopefully the whereabouts of the missing party member Lindenberg Shulze.

Our party also found out that Hahn Hawthorn,Pierce’s brother, has been missing for over 24 hours and that he was last seen outside the Burley Griffon tavern in the Singelfingen district talking to some “shady looking characters”

Our session ended when the party made their way into the Singelfingen district and stripped two men nude, slit their throats and captured and stored a young boy in a large sack.

Adventure Logs
Lindenberg1
Dorf1
Tyrel1
Pierce

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A History of Violence

a new adventure ran by Fenderstat starts next week.

A History of Violence
“Someone is missing, who can it be…..?”

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