After releasing Norman from their custody our villains follow him home. From there they set up watch on his house to see what happens. The next day, “Eric” follows Norman into Raven’s Hold compound disguised as a bodyguard for Norman. Norman delivers the message with the red “X” on it.
Our villains then follow Norman to his apothecary shop and keep watch on both his house and his shop. During the evening Milo Wellbynoticed a window open and close at the apothecary shop. Being the only one in the area he sent his imp familiar to alert the rest of the group while he investigated what just happened. During an encounter with the invisible assassin Milo Wellby was unscathed but also unable to locate the assassin. He was left with two options, either the cloaked figure was still in the shop or he had fled the area. Milo was unable to detect the cloaked figures exact whereabouts in either situation and decided to return to the inn to study spells more specific to the situation. In the morning Snarg Jabroni noticed Norman approach his shop as usual, but also saw his pulled into the shop against his will. Snarg decided to get closer to get a better look at what was happening. Upon getting to the entrance of the apothecary shop he noticed Norman was being pulled back by an invisible force. After a few seconds he saw Norman’s body go limp. Being unskilled in any form of medicine Snarg decided Norman was either unconscious or dead. Unable to see his opponent Snarg fled the area not wanting to become the next victim.
That night our villains gathered with their spells prepared and decided to loot Norman’s house. The the use of his magic Milo was the best prepared for the infiltration. While detecting thoughts he realizes there is someone asleep inside. He went upstairs and noticed Norman was in fact still alive. A quick conversation with Norman reveals that he is a very confused but compliant businessman. He is trying to stay alive and make a living and is clearly caught in the middle of something over his head. Milo then detects a new set of thoughts approaching the house. Using a telepathic bond Milo warns the rest of the group the assassin is near. Everyone in the group had prepared by getting a “see invisible” scroll ready for the night. Unfortunately no one wants to give away their position to the assassin by casting a spell. Because they sided on caution the assassin sneaks into the house undetected and dispatches Norman. Milo was then able to get the drop on the assassin and successfully dominates the assassin.
Now the villains finally have someone with some information. They discover that Raven’s Hold does have evil operatives within it now running things. Unable to resist the spell the assassin Paul Wilheimer gives up all his contacts within the organization. Because the evil operatives within Raven’s Hold are so secretive Paul is only able to give up his immediate commander and his underlings. He gives up the names of people in the city that he regularly bribes.
Once the villains have gotten the information they can from Paul they order him to sleep. Then “Will” assassinates him while sleeping. They cast invisibility on his body. They also cast invisibility on “Will” and give him boots of levitation. “Will” flew the body up in the middle of the main street in Canton and hung the body from an imovable rod. At the end of the duration of the spell the body became visible. Because of the peculiar form of execution it took city official several hours to get someone with the proper skills to disable the device high enough to reach it.
Our villains now have the resources of the late Norman and Paul. Time will tell how they use them.