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    Default Chapter 72 Stormgate

    Deciding that he would hold off on his Charm of Making, given he had no guarantees and the place they wanted to go to next didn't allow spellcasting upon pain of death, Cormack joins the group in sailing to Stormgate to the east of Jasrel, approximately 3.5 days away. The crew of the Wayward Moon were none too happy about it--this last minute notice to get the ship ready to sail, and some were still hungover from the late night that had, but they were a competent crew of four sailors, a cook and cabin boy.

    The sail there was even and steady, no encounters along the way as was usual for hugging the coast along this very well used trade route back and forth from Jasrel to Stormgate--something Zavros well knew. In three and a half days the ship arrived at port during the evening and berthed. The customary paperwork was filled out during which the group and crew learned from the harbormaster that any trips to Banto should be reconsidered, since it was no more. How it had happened was unknown, since anyone who went there were attacked by all manner of "machines" and what not, but what they saw was a burned and destroyed city. The dome was cracked and shattered in areas and none of the Gnarr that lived inside were seen.

    Once the paperwork was done, the captain of the ship turned to Zavros, "Whats your orders sir?"

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    Axar whistled softly at hearing about Banto. His curiosity was certainly peaked at hearing the news. He was also sad as well. While Terri was mischievous, Axar had fond memories of his brief time there previously. Had the city been overrun a year ago, it's doubtful that he'd have ever recovered Kinslayer or put his brothers spirit to rest.

    He looks at Althir and says, "You remember the place that we're heading?"

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    Hildegard asks what Inn or taverns might suit for an evening of eating and story telling with locals and travellers. She asks the crew. She asks the laborers, the dock-folk guards and constabulary.

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    Down here in the docks Hilde gets a variety of answers, but the one that seemed to get the most mention was the tavern, "Humpy's."

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    Althir responded to Axar, "The news about Banto is troubling. We'll need to inquire about trade between Fennon and Stormgate and are there any caravans. If there are not any caravans to Fennon, then our choices are to travel alone or return to Jasrel on foot, retrieve our horses and travel from Jasrel to Fennon."

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    Zavros addresses his crew, "You have the night off. Tomorrow I need to make arrangements to have the ship retrofitted and to have you lot trained to fly the new ship."

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    Default Chapter 72 Stormgate

    Axar looked oddly at Hildegard. He was genuinely intrigued by the tavern name Humpy’s. He shrugged and seconded the decision to head to the fine establishment.


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    "Axar, will you help me ask for news? I will ask about unusual events that occured here on and shortly after after we destroyed the circle in Hel," Hildegard asks.

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    Heading to Humpy's, lead by Hildegard, the sea priestess is mindful of the baby girl fostered by the church of Ceara. This is one of two sent to Moloch before the party could destroy the teleportation circle. Hildegard mindful that the baby may have come from Stormgate. Certainly the cult to Moloch had members here. Certainly they had a circle.

    Has it only been a month since they sundered the circle in Hel? Hildegard's line of investigation is to see if something changed here in Stormgate, something about orphanages or children, good or ill, that might fit with a death cult thwarted. She is intentionally circumspect, accepting that since she is being careful, she may not learn anything.

    She covers her inquiries with general questions about events that would have occurred around at theme the circle was destroyed.

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    The group find's Humpy's to be a happening place. Plenty of booze, light snacks and a plethora of prostitutes. The fact they didn't allow clerics in Stormgate to rid the populace of diseases, especially STD's, this place was probably what they called a "fire empire".

    Buying drinks and asking question after question about the month prior, Hildegard gets a lot of attention--mainly to join one or more men in bed, but nothing about anything unusual that may have happened after the removal of Moloch.

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    Althir mingled with the patrons of Humpy’s. The warlock had grown up in the caravanserai with people who worked hard and drank harder. Althir ordered drinks at a table of working men, then engaged the patrons about news of trade routes to Jasrel, Banto, and Fennon. The fendari then listened for news about what happened in Banto and the caravanserai. If no one mentions Fennon, he’ll inquire directly about trade with Fennon.

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