The next day came fast and our adventures were ready to head over to town hall for their much needed Guild Charter. Unfortunately their start was postponed as a certain gnome decided to sleep in. Theo attempted to wake his sleeping cousin but was only met with bodily noises from under the sheets. Knowing that his cousin eats and drinks weird concoctions Theo thought it was best not to wake the little gnome. Time passed and the sleeping gnome finally woke up, greeted by the unfriendly scowls of his party members. The party left Theo’s house and headed across the city to Town Hall. Along the way Theo debated how the city should really have a ferry system to make crossing the city easier. “Why should I have to walk all the way around the lake? This is some bullshit”. The rest of the party didn’t understand why they would need a ferry system but Theo was bent on changing the minds of his party members. The discussing continued for the duration of their walk and no conclusion was made when reaching Town Hall. Deep down in their hearts the other party members knew this subject would come up again.
Pushing open the large Town Hall doors the soon to be formed guild entered the building. Sitting behind the desk was a middle aged woman, presumably some sort of secretary. Being the shrewd businessman that Benedrad was he walked up to the secretary and pronounced who they were and why they had come to the Town Hall on this morning, he also slipped her one of his business cards. The two of them continued their conversation which slowly devolved into an unfit conversation. Some accusations of racism occur and after pointing out that the last guild charter for the month had been given out already the secretary stepped into another room to get the Deputy Mayor. The Lord Mayor himself was away on business. While the secretary was away Theo made the totally rational decision to tamper with the current list of guild charters. He attempted to remove the second to last name: “The Unhumans” and replace it with “The Unseen Hand of Justice.” It was a pretty poor job. Hopefully this was not the official list.
Theo had just finished his unskilled attempt at forgery when the Deputy Mayor came to greet the party. He introduced himself as Lord Thomas Vhalantru and asked them to follow him into his chambers. The lord was not interested in the party as a whole and directed his questions to Theo. Vhalantru knew who Theo was not only because he was the only goblin in the city but also because of the work his parents had started to do. The two of them engaged in conversation speaking about the good deeds of the Glimmerwid family and how they are an asset to the city. After some noble ego stroking Theo brought out the issue of a guild charter. The Deputy Mayor stated that the last guild charter had been given to The Stormblades. With a little wit and charm Celestine and Theo tried to convince Vhalantru to make an exception in light of their recent good deeds. Being a politician and a law-abiding citizen of Cauldron, Vhalantru was hesitant, but it also became apparent through their conversation that Vhalantru had little taste for the bureaucracy that muddied Cauldron’s political waters. With the party in shock Vhalantru handed them a guild charter, it was now official. The Unseen Hand of Justice was ready for the city to learn their name, they would become the sought after guild for any problems that would arise or so they thought….
Now that the Hand was official they wanted to go free the remaining prisoners. Vhalantru told them they Stormblades had been tasked to clear the area and demolish the entrance and tunnels. Theo and Ben were shocked to hear of this. Jzadirune was a rich part of Gnomish culture and it could not just be destroyed. There were far too many artifacts to be saved thought the entrepreneur goblin. “Think of the museum, think of the children”. The half size heroes pleads fell on deaf ears, Vhalantru said there was nothing he could do but he would give the Hand forty-eight hours to clear the area before the Stormblades would enter. Knowing that their time was limited the guild headed out to find the remaining prisoners.
They arrived at Kegyan’s shop which was now over run with the town guard but a familiar face greeted them. Ruphus stood before them and greeted the hand with open arms. He had heard about them saving the children and knew they would ever since they had saved his life earlier before. The party waved to Ruphus and started to enter the depths of the dungeon looking to free the remaining prisioners. As the party was walking away Ruphus stopped Benadrad to show him Keygan’s companion, Starbrow. Knowing nothing of gnome he knew not what to do with this pet. Benadrad opened the cage and Starbrow ran away out of the shop. Ruphus was puzzeled and Benadrad gave a little shrug, “Oh well”. Loghan face-palmed, he knew that little creature would not make it in the city. It would be up to him to find that rat and bring him back to his owner.
Moving their way down the depth of the former gnomish enclave the party finally reached the area from the day before. Not much had changed since they dispensed of the half-troll and its followers. The group started to check many of the doors they had hastily passed before. There was nothing to be found in them mostly just some old beds that had an odor which could only be described as sweaty gym socks. Finally they discovered something in one of the pantries off the main dining area. The room was filled with different types of dried animal meat. Most of the party pulled back with disgust in seeing the site of these animals, but being a foodie Benadrad walked up and pulled off some of the meat. Letting the meat linger in his mouth Ben knew this was good eats but there was no time to stuff his face they had to find the prisoners. The party heard some noise coming from one of the rooms next to the pantry with their weapons drawn they opened the door.
Expecting some type of vile creature but only to see the mimic that they had encountered before but this time the mimic was sitting on the ground in what could only be called a food coma. Benadrad tried to converse with the creature in undercommon but it only drooled and spoke of food. Not to give up a free meal Benadrad tried the concoction that the mimic had created. It was an odd looking soup but for some reason it was just what Ben wanted to eat at the moment. Ben told the creature it must leave soon as the town guards were going to clear this place and to come with them. It agreed and would meet the party later on at the elevator. As they left the room the mimic told them to watch out for there was another mimic somewhere down here.
The party moved through the room where they took down the half-troll, his blood still covered most of the floor and the bodies of his minions rioted as rats took their dinners. They moved across the bridge that the dark dwarf ran across and soon found another set of hallways. Following the hallways they entered a few different rooms. There was nothing in these rooms which seemed weird. Theo took out his wand and detected a secret door, “Ah, a door” he announced. The door opened revealing a room full of treasure for all of the adventures to see. Upon seeing this mound of riches the gnome entered a gold lust and rushed into the room. The goblin rushed in after his cousin trying to restrain him but it was too late. A large tentacle like arm flew out of a large golden gong and hit Benadrad. The group had found the other mimic. Celestine and Logahn saw their guild mates were in trouble and rushed in to deal with the mimic. Benadrad brushed himself off, yelled something in undercommon and threw a bomb at the mimic. The mimic reacted and sent two tentacles at Benadrad hitting him hard and knocking him unconscious. For the first time since they started this adventure Benadrad was clinging to life. Seeing their party member in mortal danger the remaining members of the hand attacked the mimic with great force. It would not be long until they dispensed justice. The mimic was dead, Celestine healed her comrade and they all looked at the piles of loot they had just found. It was a good day to be an adventurer.