Burning Wheel

One Loose End

9th Harvest.
Tao awoke to Treyus and his friend breaking into his room, they wanted the feest, Tao told them that the next day he would tell them who he gave it

Tao asked Raizix to help him find someone who would be able to tell him which ship would bring in the feest. Together they discovered it was The Archangel and would be docking the next day. Tao promised Raizix one half of his portion of the theft.

Raizix Vuria helped Danton to find someone to purchase a tavern from. She introduced him toMearo Renuusio and they agreed on a price of 2000g (4ob.)

In the meantime Tao met with Treyus, his friend and another man who he never got a look at. He told them the original feest had gone to Sturr Odis and told them about a new job which they would split 70-30.

Raizix and Tao attempted to buy a cart from a lovely man with a Boston accent, and Tao lost all his money. On the way to the dock’s Tao ran into Octavius who told him about more breakins in their neighborhood and proposed that they form a neighborhood watch.

Then, the fivesome went to the docks and Raizix and Treyus created a fake mugging as a distraction. The other 3 broke into the goods and stole the feest. Only Tao escaped the guards…

The next day, Raizix got her share from Tao after he had sold the feest to an ex lover of Sturr and a sisterly figure of his named Halven Stren. She purchased the feest and said she would contact him if she ever had a commission for him.

Raizix freed Treyus from prison promising to not press charges, Treyus wanted the money from Tao for bail (the rest had had their feest confiscated.) They went together to Tao’s and when Treyus confronted Tao, Tao killed him. Raizix assisted him briefly until Treyus surrendered at which point Tao finished the job.

Raizix then went to Remiel and told him what had happened. He doubted her innocence but felt it unimportant. He advised her to no longer associate with Tao.

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Anger

6th, Harvest, 744YND
Remiel is irritated at the three stooges for drawing so much attention right before a large heist.

Kaisar was forced to ask Sturr for more alloy which Sturr and Remiel took out of his pay for the counterfeiting job.

Danton’s attempts to get invitations to the party were rather unsuccessful and he believes Raizix was intentionally unhelpful.

Sturr has finished selling the sapphires off (mostly to the city guard) and is bored… Wonder what his useless nephew is up to?

All this means that the above are not ready to treat the PCs well.
They will not be a part of the plan, they will not be informed what it is, they will not get a cut.

Remiel wants them out of town while the heist is going on. To prove their competence, they’re being sent to a village north of Zoa called Tarus. There they are instructed to steal a gold ring set with a large square aquamarine. The baron’s name is Baron Hiero Auguste. Hiero is holding a party at his estate and almost all the residents of Tarsus will be there. He is a close friend of Werlen and one of his most ardent supporters outside of council.

The ring is located in a glass case in the great hall of the estate. There will be dozens of people in the room all night long but on days when there is no party it is guarded by at least two footmen on opposite sides of the hall. Clearly the party is the only real time for a theft.

Razix met a noble named Marcus Urala who took a liking to her, they spent the entire party together and the night ;) As she wanted to sleep with a knife she tried to borrow one from the kitchen which was refused. That night, Razix awoke to someone attempting to enter her room, she chased the culprate to the kitchen and got her knife.

Tao and Fen thought of how to make a distraction. Tao attempted to look like a servant and serve food, it failed. Then he tried to get into a drinking contest with a woman who pawned him off on her husband. He created a small distraction which was entertaining and while he was doing it, Fen grabbed the ring from under everyone’s noses.

The trio then returned to Zoa. Danton asked Fen for advice about the best way for him to leave the guild, but her advice was not very useful.

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Manhunt

Fireday, 4th, Harvest, 744YND
Having committed murder for the sapphires, it is imperative for Remiel make sure there are no loose ends. A meeting is called at the Black Rook in the morning to discuss what needs to be done. Further, preparations must be made for a heist during the opening ceremony of the Festival of the Rennarian Sea.

Danton: Has located Trayus, the sailor who Tao attacked. He is at the Red Herring telling all those who will listen about Tao’s description. Danton is also responsible for finding people to sponsor guild member’s entrance to the party to make them look like they belong but he could certainly use some help…

Kaisar: Has been assigned the task of creating fake tickets (in the form of coins) to get entrance to the celebration. He is almost out of the copper/brass alloy he requires but is worried about asking Sturr Odis for more…

4th, Harvest, 744YND
Raizix met with Danton. They worked together to get Trayus to stop disseminating the description of Tao which they were quite successful at. She was also approached by a man named Octavius who claimed to be hunting Tao (he didn’t know Tao’s name) on behalf of the city guard.

Having failed to break into the warehouse for Kaisar, Fen and Raizix attempted to find someone with a key in the civil administration. Unfortunately for them, the person they ran into was the same clerk Raizix had convinced that she was a harbour clerk! The clerk quickly called the guards and a womanhunt ensued for several days.

5th, Harvest, 744YND
While wandering around the city, Tao was approached by Octavius and they got a drink. Octavius was not impressed by Tao’s lack of funds but he did seem intrigued by Tao’s martial prowess.

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Opening Moves

Pelsday, 2nd, Harvest 744YND:
Remiel, LAUREN and CONNOR meet at a local tavern by the fishing wharves. It’s dirty, smells and is generally gross. He tells them about a small shipment of sapphires arriving in town for the annual Festival of the Rennarian Sea. The saphires are largely used for decoration of ceremonial weapons and armor and thus if a few go missing here and there they are unlikely to be noticed.

The ship to be targeted is a small merchant ship named The Regal. The plan to heist the sapphires will be carried out in several stages:

1) Discover which dock The Regal will be docking at. There are too many small wharves to be able to eyeball them all day.
2) Discover how the sapphires are being transported from the ship or where they are on the ship. There are only a few sapphires and it’s a large ship containing other cargo.
3) They are due to be delivered to the Lower Wharves Barracks by 9pm on 3rd, Harvest.

The two quickly divided the work. LAUREN went to the Harbormasters office and was able to find out which dock the Regal was docked at. That night, LAUREN created a disguise so she would be able to look like a harbor official. CONNOR cased the barracks and decided that stealing from the heavily fortified and guarded compound would be too much trouble. He then went to Sturr Odis’ house and asked what he knew about sapphire shipments. When Sturr asked for a share of the take, CONNOR left.

Katarday, 3rd, Harvest 744YND:
The two arrived at Wharf 16 to wait for The Regal. LAUREN was able to impersonate a harbor official and gain access to the ship. She discovered the sapphires in a bag located on the ship captain’s hip. Meanwhile, CONNOR was able to impersonate a dock-hand and gain access to the ship docked at wharf 17. Once aboard he snuck into the captain’s quarters and stole a bag full of feest. After failing to sneak onto The Regal, the two thieves met and CONNOR decided that the best course was to steal the sapphires while on board the ship. He snuck on but was discovered by the captain of The Regal. Acting quickly, he stabbed the captain three times through the arm and once through the throat. Grabbing the bag of sapphires he left the ship after once stabbing another crewman.

That night, CONNOR was ambushed by two thugs sent by Sturr. They said that Sturr wanted his cut, and this time it would be much higher. CONNOR decided to give them the bag of feest which they quickly accepted and left with. Then, the two thieves met with Remiel to debrief and get their pay. CONNOR confronted Remiel about the conduct of his uncle. Remiel berated him for disclosing information about the job to someone outside the operation.

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