The party was hired by the wizard Koroboros to kidnap a red wizard in Thay. The group started out on board the ship, Lady Luck, which made a short journy to Thayan Waters. Once in sight of the port city, Belzantur, the group and all passengers were asked to kindly surrender their possessions to the crew. The group surprisingly said no and decided to take to the sword. The group won the day and, with excellent foresight from Bull, kept a crew member alive and “convinced” him to pilot them to the dock. Turns out Adder was on the boat, and in a failed attack by Zar reveals himself. He’s relocating, which leaves Clyde in charge and Zar as #2.
Once in Thay, the group was blamed for the slaughter of the crew. Surprisingly enough, they didn’t believe that the black leather clad cleric and the mask wearing half demong were fighting in self-defense. Bull and Zar had scattered to the wind and the cleric and warlock were taking in. Bull helped bail the group out by offering up some “bail” and “processing fees”. The group then set out for the town of Tyraturos by horse.
The journey was uneventful, a minor skirmish with some sickened, entagled gnolls broke up the trip. Once in the town of Tyraturos, the group discovers that to enter the school, an ungodly amount of paperwork is required. They hire a notary to take care of the red-tape and catch some rooms at the inn.
Kate decides to go to her temple in town, on the way she gets kidnapped by slavers. The group doesn’t notice she’s gone until the next morning. They track her down, with Zar’s super-human tracking skills and sneak into the house. This whole adventure can be an advertisement for sleeping gas, but that’s beside the point. Kate is resqued and the group gets their paperwork from the notary.
Once inside the school, the group starts to track down Cornelia. The find the first floor is mainly comprised of classrooms and a random group of guards that attack the group once they hear who their looking for.
They find Corelia on the second floor of the school, in her room with her bags packed, ready to go. The sight strikes the group as odd, and feeling slightly used/set-up, they grab her bags (which i’m still surprised about) and have her lead them to the portal.
The portal lies in the basement of the school. Turns out you need exact change, or else you are attacked by the dozens of golems hanging around the school. At the door to the basement floor, the group finds a few fighters and a mage waiting for them. Instead of charging in, they (in a move that would NEVER be done with the original group) decide to take the path of least resistance and walk out the front door.
The group makes their way back to their home-base and find the tower destroyed by a meteor (aka Thayan Ballistics), taking a good chunk of the city. Zar eats Cornelia and becomes Thay’s man of the year, after which she is promptly resurrected and taught how to make pies. Oh, and Thay declares war on Caenmore.