OK... This time it may have been my fault...
OK... This time it may have been my fault...

That woman we rescued said that Akbar Bloodtooth was selling slaves over in Smoke. I knew this could be my only chance to pick up the trail again.

I spent a couple days investigating the auction. Buying drinks, paying bribes... People were fairly tight lipped about it. I had to dig deep into my funds just to get a location. In the end, what I learned was that sneaking into this thing wasn't a one-man job.

I knew I could count on Fenrir to help. There would be a lot of gold changing hands (I assume from the guest list), so getting in and out would certainly be profitable. She'd do it for the right price. I found her in the usual place, playing cards with a couple chumps.

I waited patiently for her to finish the last hand, and when the chumps accused her of cheating, I calmly advised them that it wouldn't be a good idea to start any thing. Between that advice and the cool looks that Fenrir was giving them, they backed down. Much to my relief. I couldn't afford to draw any attention to myself just yet.

When I asked Fenrir about hiring muscle for the job, she suggested Sinaris and Marius. Sinaris, I had no problem with. The man is a little odd, but no one can doubt his usefulness in a battle. Marius was another matter... The brute was impressive in a fight, but his association with Soleth made me nervous. He's pretty straight-laced, and undoubtedly will bring Meera along with him, who is even more so....

I don't like the idea of involving them in my affairs, but Fenrir was right. On such short notice, it would have been hard to find anyone else.

The plan was fairly straight-forward:


To be continued...
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