We were a little bogged down in our search for Ulf, so we decided to look around a bit for the sword Suishen. Tracking down the merchant who had bought it was quite easy; he was a friendly old chap. He invited us in and offered some bread and ale, and we had a nice talk.
The sword had had a prominent place in his house, but it had been stolen around the time we had opened the ‘Warding Box’ to find the Amatatsu Seal. And his staff had been murdered in the process. One mand had lived long enough to mumble something about’paying the lion’s due’; and Asvig’s clan uses lions as a symbol. Another link?
We knew Asvig had been working with the Rimerunners Guild on occasion. So we checked them. They didn’t let us talk to an official, so we looked one up at home that evening. He confirmed Asvig worked for them on occasion, butthat’s about it. We did find out who leads the guild however. But noone could tell us where he lives. So we decided our sneaky friends should break into the guildhall and snoop around in the offices for some information. I didn’t like it, butI didn’t see another way.
They found out Asvig had been payed to get an antique from Tian Xia; and they found out large amounts of money had been transfered to someone living in Raven’s Craeg. So that was going to be our next stop.
Raven’s Craeg lies on a high cliff; and we had to climb some old stairs spanning a gap hundreds of feet deep. Not exactly my ccup of ta!
Outside the gates we were attacked by soem tengu ninjas. They were annoying with their vanishing, but we managed.
Inside we had to deal with an enormous flock of ravens and some more ninjas. No big deal there.
But we found a moving corpse tied to a table in an alchemy lab. It even talked in some strange language. I figured it was either undead or some infernal experiment. Either way I decided to dispose of it. But when I hit it it exploded a swarm of monstrous wasps. My blade didn’t bother them so I borrowed Yari’s mace. But the poison kept slowing me down and eventually I collapsed and couldn’t move anymore. Luckily by that time it was almost over and the rest managed to kill them off. Yari then used the seal to cleanse the poison..