Episode XXV: Purple Reign
Abraxas Silvermane (Connor), *Akkamas Mohaïva (Mike), *Braxton Chabbone (Steve),
Jone Constance (Aaron), Kelwyn (Rodney), Littlecrow (Connor), Tim Chainbreaker (Shaun), **Toman (Mason), Velius (Paul), and **Ziyal (Joy)
Following a dire warning regarding Ocasta delivered by the gnome Furlong to the Hellblazers’ in Trollskull Manor, Akkamas, Braxton, Du’ra, Littlecrow the Imp, Toman, and Ziyal journeyed to Old Town to investigate.
The party separated, hoping to maximize their investigative field (and because some of the Hellblazers tend to be distracted by shiny things). Akkamas and Braxton stayed close, while Littlecrow maintained an aerial vigil, periodically updating the party on the status of their cohorts (who were forced to expedite their mission to the Vault of the Dragon) thanks to her connection to her master, Abraxas.
Meeting a flamboyant rogue named Jarlaxle beyond the Old Town Market, the two Hellblazers adjourned to the C’mon’ndstagr Inn while the imp perched herself in the tavern’s rafters.
Zarlaxle played coy, but slowly revealed his knowledge of Ocasta being in the city, of the artifact she carried, and the Hellblazers part in all of it, however, after being clever and finding the answers to his missives beneath him, the drow left in a huff.
After a conversation with the bartender, the party learned that The Resurrectionist, the very ship that carried Ocasta from Crescentia to Waterdeep was, in fact, Jarlaxle‘s ship. However, things quickly turned south as the bartender demanded payment for an expensive bottle of wine that the drow had ordered for the table to the tune of 2000g.
Littlecrow used Major Image, convincing the bartender and his gnome goons that his bar was on fire. Akkamas reasoned with the man and they came to terms, then the Hellblazers tried to track the rogue back to Ocasta.
Unable to find his trail through the city, Akkamas stumbled upon the drow agent and Ocasta outside of an abandoned Temple of Dagon. The party gathered together in the market and sent word to the rest of the Hellblazers, calling them to action…
And thus another chapter in the Hellblazers’ adventures came to a close… Next up — Undermountain!