After the divine healing from the company cleric, our two heros set out to see what effect their street brawl had on the community. Switchman disguised as a non-descript sailor went to the scene while Darius headed to the dirty dock inn to give a report to Suzy. Switchman learns that the fight involved the notorious Captain Chuck and the almost famous Darius one punch. Fortunately the other people involved did not mention any other accomplices. Switchman then sought out the location of Chuck and started at the Jackis Inn. He chatted up some drunks disguised as a busty lass and manged to keep his cover when the fool went in for a squeeze of the bongos. He did not learn much only that Chuck was injured. The news caused Switchman to smile on the inside as he left the Inn and returned to his room at the Homely Hearth.
Darius traveled to Dirty Dock Inn and sought out his female-friend Suzy. While an his way, he was stopped by another friend – Bilba the bounty hunter. Apparently, a bounty was placed on someone matching Darius’s description and Bilba figured he would try and get his friends side of the story before resorting to capture. He explained that the type of damage caused in the streets that morning typically fetch a much higher price than what was posted and so this typically means someone wants to speak with them more than they want to punish or get justice. Darius agrees to go quietly with Bilba and split the bounty with him, but after he speaks with Suzy and gets a drink. Darius visits Suzy and the rumors are starting to filter over to this side of town slowly. She already knew of the fight but just then learned who was involved. She summoned a runner with the Freemasons to take his report of what happened and deliver it to the guild. Darius could hardly tell them the truth so he made up a simple lie that they were attacked and kept the business of the ring out of it. He convincingly dictated the story to the scribe and off they went to deliver the report. Darius thought quickly and paid the courier to deliver a second message to Switchman that he was in trouble at the DDI and to come quickly. He handed over a few gold to insure his message was delivered first. While Darius went back to Bilba and slug back a few pints, Switchman received the message (with the code word Bitch cookies to verify authenticity) and proceed to the DDI with haste. He was surprised to see Bilba there, but since they left on good terms, he was not too alarmed. Seeking to secure help for future adventures, Switchman offers Bilba a job. To work for them instead of against them. They pitched in two platinum pieces as a down payment and assigned his first task to track down and monitor Captain Chuck’s behavior and movement. Bilba happily agreed to the slightly less dangerous job of bounty hunting and with the promise of steady employment. As a further display of cooperation they agreed to go with him to the bounty office and split the bounty on their heads.
When they arrived at the bounty office, they are let in right away as Bilba is fairly well known there. Bilba is paid 150 gold. 100 for the bounty on Darius and another 50 for the bounty on the one matching Switchman’s description. Bilba winks at his “captives” and exits to start his search for Chuck. Meanwhile one guard goes to fetch the one who placed the bounty while the other locks them in the cell. The owlbear rumor had reached the ears of the guard and he appreciates the service Darius did for the community. He is later somehow convinced to play some cards while they wait. When the other guard arrives, the sight of the three men playing cards together frustrates the man in charge who is none other that the Dock master – Eyebrow. The tower of a man orders the guard to stay in the cell overnight and escorts Darius and Switchman to the courthouse. When they get there, Eyebrow starts to accuse them of damaging the streets and threatens to toss them in jail. Luckily, Bilba visited Homar,(who he knows helped get Jet li back to the main land and is friends with our heros) and Homar showed up at the courthouse in defense of Darius and Noroar. Homar gave a stirring speech of the good qualities of the men and how they have worked for him this past week. Eyebrow had no choice but to release them. On their way out of the office, they spied Chuck in one of the back rooms waiting to speak with Eyebrow. It seems our adventurers stumbled upon the Lockman guild’s link to the crown. Perhaps if they can break whatever bond Chuck and Eyebrow have, they could remove the protection the lockman guild is receiving from the guards. Being sprung from the joint tends to tire wear out a person so they decide to retire to their rooms for the night. The next morning they meet with Homar to receive their reward for dealing with Dugan. Homar presents them with an incomplete set of elemental gems. crushing the gem will summon an elemental under their control. Switchman grabs the Red Corundun (fire) and Darius takes the Emerald (water) and Sapphire (air). As they leave the docks, a messenger arrives with a letter from Maena. She wishes to meet with them. The letter says to come alone and to meet her at her shop in the market district. Lunch will be provided.