Marhault met briefly with a contact in House Thuranni, a dragonmark heir by the name of Quin’lan d’Thuranni. Quin’lan offered Marhault a piece of the puzzle to his past in exchange for his help on an expedition into Drooam within the next few weeks. Hesitantly, he accepted.
Kedimos and the rest of the party met up with Anvil at The Sanguine, to discuss a bit more privately the effects of House Cannith’s costly decision to turn away the workers at their factories. It seems that the house is hiring refugees from the recent boarder dispute between Drooam and House Dineath. Paid only a small portion of what the job is actually worth, the workers of the factories have banded together to stage a mass strike against the house. The Cogs themselves are in relative disarray, and the economic powerhouse that sleeps beneath Sharn is held in limbo by the conflict. To make matters worse, the leader of the workers, Dorn Hammerhand has agreed to help a militant terrorist group known as The Swords of Liberty. Eager to help, the group agrees to see if they can speak to Rulkin d’Dineath and Dorn Hammerhand to find some sort of middle ground.
Walking Anvil home, the group was confronted by guardsman who wished to arrest Anvil. During the conversation, members of the Swords of Liberty confronted the guardsmen, slaying most of the guards on the spot and turning their weapons upon the group. After the conflict Anvil agreed to go with the guard, who promised to keep him in a cell at his station, claiming he would “loose the paperwork for the transfer”. The group also interrogated a surviving member of the Swords, whom Captain Hobs bravely followed after he leaped from the edge of a bridge in the city of towers.
The group then met with Rulkin, who after some convincing agreed to bargain with the factory workers, if only to save himself from the wrath of Merrix d’Cannith.
Later, the group met with Dorn at the Green Tides. Dorn agreed to meet with Rulkin if the players could offer him some sort of protection from the Swords. During the discussion, a double of Dorn took to the stage and incited a mob against the party. Escaping Dura by the skin of their teeth via skycoach the group now seeks to broker a peace between the two factions before the Swords attack the cogs in two days time.