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    You all met in a bar...

    Don't look at me like that. That's what actually happened.

    ...and you've been here all night. The red-skinned, tattooed Tiefling girl comaed on the floor next to the used-looking half-drow woman, the Tiefling's dark-skinned sister jackknived in an armchair, the Elan owner hiding in his secret lair from the malaproped advances of the latter, the rest of you in such comfort as couches and cheap decadence can provide.

    Now morning comes creeping in grey light and headaches.

    Oatmeal and a short discussion on the natue of good and evil later, the Drow woman is about to exit, in search of a bath and a toothbrush, when a strong-looking, overpainted woman bursts in.

    Esse:
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    Oh, and while I'm doing this; There's been a rash of streetwalkers (and some honest women) going missing in the Riverside section of town over the last few weeks. None of your girls yet. You've been telling your employees to work in pairs (a flaunter and a watcher--this is a smart way for streetwalkers to work under any conditions) and avoid that section of town. Which is dangerous anyway.

    This might be related. Might be.


    "Mistress! Ma'am! Madam! One of those!" She addresses Esseandra, coarsely but respectfully. "I just checked back at the House. Wandaaga's missing from her room! Signs of a struggle, but nobody heard anything. I've got Eilstina and Loraatis on the roof with longbows, and Oloril's organising some of the others to guard the door. Don't know this is about Wandaaga personally, or if this is the start of a move against us, but you think any of your assorted freak friends could lend a hand?"

    Inferes smiles, exposing her fangs, and shoulders her longbow. "Now this", she says, "smells like a beginning. With me, sis? With me, everyone?"
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    "Capone, your minding the store today."

    With that, Matt picks up whats behind the counter, a sweet repeating crossbow called "Problem Shooter". He waits for Esseandra to move, she's the girls boss after all.
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    "Jandi! Jandi sweetness, calm down. What did the other girls say? Did Wandaaga have any late clients? Esseandra asks, her back straightening as the rather brisk talking woman in front of her tells of the disappearance of one of her girls, and the preparations for defense being made.
    One thing about Jandiana, aka Jandi Jewels, was that she was direct and to the point and never messed her words. She wasn't overly bad looking, but it was her abrupt manner that had kept Esse from bringing her into the Casa de la Flor Caída, The House of Falling Blossoms.

    "Hold on, you said you had Eilstina and Loraatis on the roof? What were you thinking?! she exclaimed, her eyes going wide, turning to the others gathered in the room, "I have to get back. I'm sure I can convince Misstress Trannyth to open her purse strings a little if any of you would be so kind as to come help me protect my sweetlings."
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    Grumbling, Capone gets out of his cuboard.
    "Sure Matt. Though this counts double for this months rent."

    Matt sighes. Still, can't get rid of him, and not like he could for that matter.

    "Sure Capone, It'll count double. And I'll help. Capone runs the place more then I do these days anyway. Besides, there was this thing I wanted to test out..." All of a sudden, you see a gleam in his eye. It almost transforms his face, so he ceses remebling a man, and instead a demented toddler. He's happy contemplating a new bomb.
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    "It is the duty of the strong to defend the needy and the weak so so the Precepts of Pelor tell us. Of course gold coin makes that much easier." Loras straps on his shuriken belts in an X across his chest as he crawls out from under the sofa where he'd been sleeping. The hard floor was the only place he found comfortable and the plush fort kept out some of the snores of the tielflings. Perhaps it's their demonic blood that gives them lungs like bellows on fire.
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    "I was thinking what two lookouts with good eyes and bows they can use is better an' them hiding under their beds. Don't know about clients. You know I don't get in the house much, but Aluhana said something about a gotched-eyed man. You'll have to ask her, I was in a hurry to get here."
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    Groaning, and rubbing her eyes, Lillith wakes up from her drunken stupor"Why does this have to happen now... I suppose it was inevitable though. Interesting that she was taken from her room however. My impression was that the abductions were generally targets of opportunity. Going into the House required real planning, and doing it undetected required even more. We should probably ask the girls that were there last night if they saw or heard anything. We should also talk to Aluhana. It sounds like she knows something. Also, can anyone do something about this headache?"
    With that, Lillith gathers her equipment. It does not take long. but she gets dressed in her armor and gets her weapons on her back. "Shall we go and get started?"
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    A closet door opens, and a shortish man in a robe dusts himself off before stepping out, a holy symbol of St Cuthbert prominently around his neck.

    "It is... difficult to run any operation if one cannot bring just retribution upon those who would oppose you," he intones, in his best impression of a genuine follower of the god of retribution... or rather, his second best, since "overly careful to the point of feigning old age" was less disruptive than "frothing at the mouth bellowing fire and brimstone". "I suppose I could interview any possible witnesses to this most heinous deed, if I am not simultaneously required to escort the dear madam."

    He doesn't seem to act aware of the crossbow hanging from a shoulder strap, or the bag of bolts next to it hanging from his belt.

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    "You know, it would be really easy to get a twosome going there."

    hsssssssssss

    "Will you shut up?"
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    "Come on Sis, you know what he is saying. He wants a threesome, not a twosome. You picked an odd... friend for a companion"
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    Inferes gives her sister a disappointed look. "You know, I was speaking of his options, not his...preferences.

    hssssssssssss

    "And will you get out of...there? Luke, the options you express are not mutually exclusive, some could call them inevitable. "

    Hsssssssssss

    "oh, that is it."
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    "We could find a snake charmer after this, see what he thinks of pervert. Could be interesting"
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    "SIS! A woman's been kidnapped. I thought you'd emphasise. Could you please focus? Whatever personal issues I have, We'll deal with them later."

    And then she looks at the snake on her shoulder, who says nothing.

    "After you, madam?"
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    "I did say after this was over, not during this. Is everyone ready to go?"
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    Matt heads over to the door and holds it open politly.

    "After you. Also, I know a good therapist. And phycologist. And Capone, toss the lady some of soultion number 5."

    The short little thing opens a drawer, and puts a cup of something on the bar. "If this don't cure that hangover sheetcheeks, you need a cleric. Or more booze."
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    Esseandra sighs, she couldn't fault Jandi for the logic, but they were her Girls!
    "It's much appreciated that all of you are so willing to help. I just hope there's no so much discord at the Flor that we cannot find a straight answer." she says, stepping through the door, placing her hand on Matt's cheek and pinching it gently.


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    "So our first venture will be to recompense a loss?" Ysh'set chuckles, "Perhaps I should have considered the likelihood of curses among this sort."

    "Still, I suppose there is at least value in learning more about this city..."

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    Jandi steps back. "I really should check to see if the other walkers are all right, it'll be a job tracking them all down, but if I can get them checking on each other that'll help."

    Unless there's a contradiction from Esse, she moves off. Esse leads you through the streets. It is early in the morning. Hawkers and Peddlers are just setting up. Quite a few pairs of eyes turn in the direction of the party, curious. But the obvious weaponry is a disincentive to ask any questions.

    The Flor Caida stands solid and unchanged, the door tightly closed.

    ((But presumably Esse has a key anyway))
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    ((Of course she does ))

    "Well here we are sweeties. Welcome to the Casa de la Flor Caida." Esseandra says, waving her arm towards the building before walking up the steps to the front door, knocking and shouting out as she pulls a ring of keys from the bust of her dress, where they might have been in the tight, low cut garment your not really sure, "It's Lady Esse, I'm coming in, and I'm not going to be amused if anyone tries to stick me with anything... At least without paying first!"


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    "Well, time to enter the house of sin. Should be interesting. Hopefully we can learn something from someone here that is related to the abduction. Esseandra, have any of your rivals been hit particularly hard by these disappearances, or has it been mostly the walkers who are part of small groups. Or where were the first dissapearences? There might be some information there, although I hope that the spread of them is not random."
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    "The first I heard of girls going missing, they were working the Riverside area, and then they were the... least expensive of the girls in the area." Esseandra says as she leads you into the Flor Caida, taking note of Oloril and one of the stable boys crouched behind a table and divan in the wide hallway, lifting their crossbows up towards the celing,"Boys, boys, it's alright, these here are some new friends. They're here to help me find out who took Wandaaga and to retrieve her as quickly as possible."
    Turning back to the rest of you she continues, "As far as if any of my rivals have had the same problems, I wouldn't be able to say." Her face seeming to contract into a scowl at the word 'rivals'.


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    Going in, you notice not only Oloril (Half-elf male, and not subtle about it) and the stable boy trying to hide their crossbows, but also Neriscaryn (elf. female. young.) brandishing a rapier and standing like she knows how to use it, and Jhul'e (Drow, and with an experienced look) holding her "very naughty boy indeed" whip. Some of the foyers couches have been shifted to make entering the place by the front door a little more awkward than might be considered desirable for normal business.

    As the madam enters with her new train of quarter-fiends, abberations, halfling, humans, and a construct (and anyone else I've missed) there's a certain exchanging of nervous glances, then Darnda (another Half-Elf female. They apparently get everywhere. Like Germans. In a somewhat more formal and less revealing outfit than the obvious whores.) steps out from behind a sofa, armed with a meat-cleaver. ""It was her night off." she began. "Aluhana says the room was quiet all night, as far as she could be sure. Which is unusual since Wandaaga talks dirty and loud in her sleep. Her bedside table's knocked over and the mirror's broken. Marrise ran out after we found her gone, and found this in a bush beneath her window." She passes over a scroll. "There's a bottle as well. In her room. Empty. Not anything Wandaaga would normally use. Funny writing on it. Neris?"

    The younger elf passes over a small glass flask.
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    Red

    A massive rust-colored warforged follows the group to the whorehouse. He doesn't talk, and just watches out for anyone suspicious or dangerous that isn't part of the group. When the group arrives at the whorehouse, he doesn't head inside like the others. Instead, he heads to the left side of the building and starts pacing around looking for any bums who would have been here through the night. If he finds any, then he quietly presses them for any information they might have.

    He further wracks his brain thinking of who else has lost workers or family members, and how those women were connected.

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    He'll make a Know(Local) check to see what he knows about local whorehouses that are missing their workers, and about any missing women in the city. I assume he can take 10 for a total of 18.

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    "Darnda, darling, slow down a little," Esse tells the Half-Elf woman with the short black apron on, "Now, who first discovered she was missing? What time was it?" she continues, running a hand over her eyes, her iris's turning a deep ruby red before taking the bottle and scroll, looking at them both very carefully.

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    Ysh'set marches straight for Wandaaga's room, pausing only to glance over Esseandra's shoulder at the objects she received. He begins to thoroughly examine the windows and floorboards, eventually making his way to the bed and mirror.

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    Quickly glancing around, he proceeds to run a battery of tests on the bottle, checking for residue, and a clue of it's contents. It's possible that it contained a drug, and that knocked out the girl.
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    Looking up from he bottle and the testing. Matt frowns. A potion of feather falling? Possibly... there could have been a areial attack. Combined with the scroll of silence...

    "Esseandra Ma'am, who's your biggest rival? Potion of feather falling, they might have left through the window, didn't find any drugs in it. With the scroll, I'd say someone is trying to send a message and scare off your girls. Want to send a return message?"
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    The language is Draconic, the potion is labled "Feather-fall".

    The scroll was a Silence spell, now used, and the words currently distorted.

    There's a bit of chattering, but the general consensus seems be be that Aluhana was the first to discover the missing person was....missing. And that she's currently upstairs.

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    "There are fresh gauges on the windowsill, the type left by a grappling hook. And the window seems to have been opened from the outside. Seems to piece together with what you found all right."

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    After Matt tells her his findings, Lillith looks around the room for more oddities, focusing on the mirror.
    "Well, now we know that our invader is fairly well supplied. The potion and the scroll were most likely used by our invader. The scroll to silence any sounds that Wandaaga made, and the potion used to make an escape through the window. Whomever did this planned for this fairly well, but leaving the potion bottle and the scroll were mistakes. Also, I wonder why the mirror was broken. We should speak to Aluhana after I translate the writings on that bottle."
    Lillith, after telling the others what she learned, inquires of Esse "Where is Aluhana? We should ask her what she knows about this"
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