The party entered the city of Arenhal. The city state is run by the Lord Mayor Lukas Ferwright and his board of governors. The party got a little of the lay of the land from the yellow-jackets; the cities law enforcement guild. The city appeared to be preparing for a number of upcoming events. The gladiator ring “the pit” will be open the next day for a series of bouts including the penultimate fight for a wildman from the east on his path to freedom. Additionally preparations were being made for a slave market outside the city. It’s well known the Lord Mayor doesn’t approve of the market but he lacks enough pull to have it disbanded.
Following directions from the yellow-jackets the company found the inns “The Thimblerigger” and “The Bull and Dove” where rooms were acquired before the party followed Vindir to investigate the deplorable market outside the city walls. While still being setup, the group confronted the Dragonborn slave master Lethernin. Vindir ultimately purchased and freed a cart load of halfling slaves.
Back inside the city walls the party resupplied from the local merchants and planned out their next move. At the Thimblerigger, Edgar, Vindir, and Karina agreed to help the Bondsmagi Jesper to find a tome of some sort currently in the possession of Zurmeil, a Grey elf Vindir is trying to find. Their task eventually lead them through the Rotters at night where they came across a corpse mauled by some beast; the locals seemed less than interested in paying any attention to it and so the party let it be. They finally arrived at the dwelling of Jin, a Captain in the Grey Elf army known for being particularly cruel. The party managed to talk their way in, bluff their way through a conversation with Jin, and escaped alive.
They ended up providing Jesper with the location of the tome (deep within the walls of Lucas Fewright’s keep) and in exchange Jesper told them to talk to Dunkal at the Coldbrew Chemists for information on the Eldar in Arenhal.