Council of Thieves

Papers addressed to Mayor Vheed

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Mayor Vheed—
Presented below is what I have been able to piece together regarding the Pathfinders
who escaped notice after they sealed Delvehaven during the initial riots in the pre-Thrune
unpleasantness. After the passage of seventy-some years, it would seem likely that only
Sivanshin still lives, and if you wish, I can send my agents north to Nidal to attempt to
find him. The use of grave tallow to interrogate those who have been dead these past
several decades ironically makes them more available to interview than Sivanshin—provided
we can find their remains, of course. I am happy to report that I’ve made some progress
in that area.
1. Donatalus Bisby: Leader of Amber Privateers and one of only two survivors of a journey to
darkest Mwangi—he has firsthand knowledge of at least one magical artifact that could well
serve our needs for control. It would seem Bisby was sealed inside one of Delvehaven’s lower
vaults as the others fled, but I’m unclear if this was a voluntary sacrifice.
2. Ilnerik Sivanshin: Bisby’s chronicler, a half-elf, Sivanshin fled Westcrown a week before
Aroden’s Fall. Evidence suggests he fled north, toward Nidal, and with a stolen relic.
3. Coriana Heavenscape: A Westcrown native and, if rumor is to be believed, an aasimar,
Coriana remained in Westcrown and organized the Father’s Bulwark, one of many groups
of rebels glorious Thrune smashed in the pursuit of establishing order. She was slain
and her remains collected by the Sisters of Eiseth—I’ve got them sifting through their
holdings in an attempt to find her.
4. Loremaster Liriam: Delvehaven’s master of lore—no other would know more about the
vaults below. Alas, no evidence of his survival has surfaced—like Bisby, his remains might
still lie within Delvehaven. I do suspect he was the author of “Cugny’s Wedding,” and if
so, your suspicion that it is a cipher may well be correct.
5. * Venture-Captain Aiger Ghaelfin: Aiger was certainly the one who ordered the sealing*
of Delvehaven. My early research indicated that he planned on fleeing Cheliax for Absalom,
but further investigation revealed this to be false. He remained in Westcrown and fought
alongside Coriana in the Father’s Bulwark, but was laid low by a Thrune wizard who
petrified him and then smashed the resulting statue. Scuttlebutt among the blood bookie
circuit is that the remains of the man’s petrified body have been in the possession of
one of the lesser noble houses involved in bloodsport, but I’ve not yet determined which
family (I suspect the Luccas). These filthy has-been nobles play well enough when faced
with Thrunish agents, but without the direct aid of your allies, master, I’m afraid I
won’t be able to learn more…

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