Selas runs into gumshoe inquisitive Nick Voltaire on the grounds of Morgrave University. They had met for the first time a few months previously when Nick gave him a bequest from Pater DuValier.
On the spur of the moment, Nick invites Selas to come and help him on a dangerous investigation for a local noble who had been robbed. Meeting with the rest of the family, they all wind up agreeing to come along as paid assistants to Nick.
The next morning they visit Silvervine Manor, the home of Kaelys Tela a rich Elven noble rumoured to be involved with the Aurum. They are escorted in by the huge Bugbear, Kurthan. Kaelys seems somewhat chagrined by the fact that they are all DuValiers. She reveals that she knew Pater and asks after his health.
Pursuing the notion that the intruders that stole the alabaster hand were Ravers, Nick and the players travel to Fallen, where they are dropped off by Sky Taxi by one very eccentric and cautious cab driver.
They unsuccessfully question some of the desperately poor inhabitants of Fallen before finding a lead. They follow an urchin into the realm of The King and his Castle of Miracles and then think better of it when asked to disarm and go upstairs to meet him. They are not attacked as they exit the two story ruin that is his “castle”. The urchin girl follows them out, seeming quite enchanted by Tyrand’s tales of Boldrei and she warns them about a band of Greencloaks (Emerald Claw) that are somewhere in the district, as well as the Ravers that inhabit the region.
They rescue Oarsen (a new player) from an attack of four Ravers from the Blood Drinkers clan and then travel on towards Blackstone Church.
We left our peecees at 11.30am in Fallen at Blackstone Church, having met the Priestess of the Silver Flame that runs it.