As the heroes approached the low lantern they heard voices being raised inside, but those voices were drowned out by the sound of a man hawking fight tickets behind them.
The hawker, a muscular youth with a fabulous mullet, wearing old and patched chain mail, recognizes the heroes from the Wide and, after introducing himself as Vicensius “Vinnie” Darkthorne, intimates that he may be of some assistance to them. Grixx agrees to give Vinnie a chance to prove himself in the search and seizure and/or closure of the Low Lantern.
As the heroes enter the Low Lantern, they are stopped by a Watch guard. The heroes explain that they have authority given by Duke Silvershield and are allowed entrance. Inside, a Watch sergeant is loudly proclaiming to the bartender that he has a writ of search and seizure and demanding to see Laraelia. Vinnie uses the time to drink half-full ales and procure a nearly untouched turkey leg, which he tucks into his belt for later.
A brawl breaks out between the three Watch guards and the crew of the Low Lantern. Wing Po and Erobos are briefly engaged in the scuffle before chasing after Laraelia, who is escaping. After searching below deck, the party returns to the brawl, breaks it up, and enlists the First Mate in contacting Laraelia and ultimately, the Guild.
At this point the heroes begin to question their loyalty to Silvershield and Ulder Ravengard.
Vinnie says that he knows of a Rilsa Rael who is supposed to have connections with the Guild, and though it is late, they head towards Little Calimshan to contact her. As they approach Basilisk Gate, they hear another brawl and yells about a robbery. They run toward the scene to see Nant Thangold bleeding on the ground and three human figures running. Members of the Flaming Fist take Nant away, cursing the “filthy peasants”.
The heroes arrive at the gates of Little Calimshan to find them closed and decide to spend the night at the Cloak and Helm.
Cloak and Helm
Vinnie goes off on his own
Council Proclamation regarding attire
Meeting at the Wide
Investigating Dusklar’s stall
Back to Little Calimshan
The Gem Emporium
Drinking and Pork Sandwiches
Meeting Rilsa Rael, agreeing to work for her
Faux closing of the Oasis and the Low Lantern
Back to the Cloak and Helm
Meeting with Wing Po & Duke Silvershield