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After the dance, the dragon-blooded take waitress by the arm outside. At various intervals, Gutts, Guen and Jorias follow, while Stag tries to get back stage again, this time succeeding. When he gets close to Blossom, he is entangled by her suddenly animated clothes. They flirt a bit and she kisses, then releases him. Stag leaves via the stage, barely hearing Blossom chew out her guards and start smashing stuff.  
 
After the dance, the dragon-blooded take waitress by the arm outside. At various intervals, Gutts, Guen and Jorias follow, while Stag tries to get back stage again, this time succeeding. When he gets close to Blossom, he is entangled by her suddenly animated clothes. They flirt a bit and she kisses, then releases him. Stag leaves via the stage, barely hearing Blossom chew out her guards and start smashing stuff.  
 
   
 
   
Meanwhile, outside, Guen finally manages to eavesdrop a bit on the dragon-blooded. They are clearly using truth detecting magic, asking Rila about wearabouts of [[Emerald Singer]]. Eventually, they toss her out of the wagon, and the circle gets some information out of her.  
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Meanwhile, outside, Guen finally manages to eavesdrop a bit on the dragon-blooded. They are clearly using truth detecting magic, asking Rila about whereabouts of someone named [[Emerald Singer]]. Eventually, they toss her out of the wagon, and the circle befriends her. She eventually tells them that Emerald Singer is an scholar and treasure hunter with whom she had been intimate. He had disappeared, however, she thought because of problems with some other treasure hunter, though Rila didn't know his name. Emerald had evidently been very excited about something that this other man found in the desert.
 
   
 
   
They go back into the now empty club. The manager is bribed to reveal the location of Volaria's home, and the circle goes there, with the elephant. Circle in Volaria's apartment building, looking for her.  
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The circle wandered back into the now empty club and bribed the manager to reveal the location of Volaria's home. Gutts insists on taking his elephant and entourage, so they arrive at a run down apartment building with more fanfare than most members of the circle would have liked.  
 
   
 
   
 
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The entire circle walks into the apartment building, and manages to track down Volaria's door, which they pick. The place is lived in and cluttered, but unoccupied. Using his nose, Guen estimates no one has been in the room for 36 hours or so. Volaria's scent is mingled with faint traces of someone else, but is strong enough to track. The follow the scent all the way back to the Vermillion Ribbon, where Guen picks up a more recent scent trail leaving the club. Following this scent leads the circle to an abandoned building.
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The building is being used as an opium den, with addicts strung about. There is, however, a basement, and concealed among the clutter is the dead body of Volaria, evidently strangled to death. Guen picks up another scent, a male, in the basement, which he is pretty sure is Volaria's killer. The necklace is not on Volaria's body, but looks like it might have been ripped from her neck. On the assumption it was taken by the killer, the circle leaves to track him.
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This scent is tracked across town to a set of low-rise First Age buildings completely surrounded by rubble: the [[Plaza]]. The heart and soul of the Plaza is a powerful spirit named [[Grandmother Bright]], who has a reputation as an information broker. In spite of Gutt's wearing full armor, she offers them tea and cookies, expresses condolences about Volaria's death. The circle describes the necklace and asks if she has seen it. She indicates that someone visited her and exchanged the necklace to information. While Grandmother Bright refused to identify the person or discuss for what it was trader, she offers the circle the necklace if they will find on object for her. According to rumors, a mortal scavenger savant named [[Tower Horse]] brought a book of some kind back from an archeological site he'd evidently uncovered in the southern deserts. This book is apparently quite a find, but Grandmother Bright has not been able to find out much about it. If the circle brings her the book, she will give them the gemstone. The circle agrees and leaves peacefully.
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On their way out, Grandmother Bright tells Gutts that she recognizes [[Emerald Fortress|his armor]], warning him that "its creator will want it back if he ever sees it". Gutts asked who it was, but she said that he wears a different form now, and she is not sure she would recognize him any more. By then, it was dark and the ghosts were out in full, so Grandmother Bright provided a lamp that would keep the ghosts away for a time. The circle ran full speed, some of them being carried by others and made it across a salt-lined road just as the lamp went out.
 
   
 
   
Scent track to club, then to abandoned building. Find dead Volaria. Track scent of killer to plaza.
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Once they made it back to the hotel, the discussed various options for finding Tower Horse. The discussion got a little out of hand. At some point, Stag possessed and animated the bathtub, making it walk across the room. Gutts, naturally, shot it with a firewand, torching a good portion of the room. A bellman came to investigate the ruckus, but Gutts made an oblique comment about fondue and he went away.
 
Meet Grandmother Bright. Has gem. Will give it to party if they retreive a book supposedly found by [[Tower Horse]]. Warns Gutts that creator of his armor will want it back if he sees it.
 
 
Bathtub animation. Gutts shoots with firestick. Fondue.  
 
 
   
 
   
 
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Split loot. Posess book. Go to G'ma bright.
 
Split loot. Posess book. Go to G'ma bright.
  
She reacts strangely to book, but gives them gem. They ask about retreiving memories from the gems. She suggests she might be able to arrange it, in exchange for what the secrets are. Find insignificant hotel.
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She reacts strangely to book, but gives them gem. They ask about retrieving memories from the gems. She suggests she might be able to arrange it, in exchange for what the secrets are. Find insignificant hotel.
  
  
 
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