Ketra keeps trying to teach me about "manners", in preparation for the "high class" casino. (the boat wasn't that tall) I don't understand any of it, at all. (three forks on the right of the big plate but not to the left of the small plate unless there is a glass of wine. What!?!?) Ketra gives up and lets me know that this job is too important and Noble for me to go,(Oh Poo) so I spend time with Breer and go to a place called "The Coin Toss" he tells me that he plays games of chance for fun and gaining information to help us. I watched him play and ask questions. I ordered ale and the cup seemed to always be full. I felt a little whirly. Breer got bored and we went to another tavern and Breer found a new friend, "Scimitar Sally". She was nice and listened to my story of adventures I've had with Breer and my friends. The tavern had an everfull tankard as well. Everything seemed whirly, Sally was whirly too, and brushed my hair like my mother did. I like her. Breer said we needed to go home and asked me to tell Ketra, before I went to sleep, what happened. I told her everything then I fell asleep, whirly and warm.
Next day we go to the tailor and have dresses/clothes made. Ketra wants me to pretend that I don't know her or Frank at the Casino.(I get to go!) Rin is my escort for the party, I'm supposed to stay with him. As a present for being helpful Ketra bought me a beautiful necklace. (I will wear it always).
The time comes for us to go to the "Grand Dame" casino. (Rin looked so handsome) The boat was huge with tables covered in games, Tables covered in food. The people dressed in grand finery, and there is a champagne toast (a drink that makes my nose twitch, but in a good way) the night flowed on, like the wine, and the talk (oh the talk) was way over my understanding. My glass seemed to be another glass of never ending drink. (I like champagne, no upsy, whirlys) Beautiful music, beautiful people and dancing, like ethereal butterflies floating on the breeze.(by the Weave, magic to be sure) Rin decided to play a game based on my elven people (drow) called Sava. I learned how to play the game Breer played at "the coin flip" (I WON) After the night was over, we followed a woman, Katora, with a young man and they disappeared into the "sewer", and Fenwick came back with her, she had a story about and evil sorcerer named Lord Useth taking young rich men. (something about taking over Yartar and Fish People) (Yartar Sauce, HA)
We took Katora to the Waterbaron to have her tell her story. The Lady Rosolio, asked us to find Lord Useth and bring him to answer for the kidnapping of nobility. We go back to the Inn and change so we can go Adventuring! Back to the entrance to the sewers and underground we go.
The "sewers" are disgusting. Gross water, smelly, dark, odd things floating. (eww) Suddenly the water churned with movement and what looked like fish people drew themselves out of the murky water. Within seconds they were overwhelmed by us. One survived and took us to a room with Lord Useth. A voice spoke to us in our minds and asked us to step into the "office". It then spoke to me and asked about my Family and my place, I told the voice that I had my family surrounding me now. Ketra stepped forward to meet the Voice. From the depths of the cistern a horrifying monstrosity leapt into the air, tentacles flailing.(I was told later that it was an abhorrent thing called an Abbloleth) It attacked everyone relentlessly. Chaos and screams, Blood and water. The water rising and drowning, then the water stopped and receded. The monstrosity began to fight on the defensive and it died in a explosion of flesh and mucus. (I Hate Sewers, so smelly and gross. It's going to take hours to get the smell out of my hair) We discovered a room with loot and people chained up, apparently they were nobles, kidnapped and held hostage.