PoL2 - Heroes Lost

Killer among us

Hammerfast, Department of Justice, 9 days until dragon day

Again you enter the spacious office. This time Grond is in talks with his two closest associates. Gerruk and Tarik. Gerruk sometimes called the butcher behind his back is Grond’s muscle. In case anyone tries to escape justice and the city watch is not up for the task this dwarf is called into action, he is often seen carrying around a big meat cleaver but today he seems to be without arms.
Tarik on the other hand is a different kind of dwarf. His ruggish, athletic build makes him a good companion in high society and a reliable bodyguard for those who are not in good standing with the law.

Just moment ago you have come to another realization regarding Tarik. He has spend the last couple years in the south, fighting against the southern orc clans. Only recently he has returned to his place of birth.

You show them the medallion. He recognizes it. Magni fires a quick arrow between his feet. You try to stop him but to late. “Why so anxious?” Magni asks.
DROP YOUR WEAPON!” Gerruk bellows, he stands wide before both Tarik and Grond. His frame makes a wall, you realize that a fight against him would be inadvisable. Well, most of you do. “Don’t you see he is shaken, he is hiding something.”
Gerruk closes in: “You just shot at him, inside the department of justice. The audacity alone would shake most.” now only a few feet away Magni still holds his bow up. He looks to the rest of the team but non come to his help, instead they have distanced themselves.
“Last warning.” Gerruk says now in reach of Magni. Another arrow is let lose but Gerruk makes short work of Magni. A single punch knocks out Magni.
Gerruk looks towards the rest of your group, you make clear that Magni acted on his own.

He takes the unconscious body and carries him of towards the dungeon.

Now only three of you remain together with Grond and Tarik. Not ideal. Despite Magni’s overreaction you share his sentiment. Tarik is hiding something.
You report and then you start asking question. He gets aggressive. “I have no need to justify myself towards you.”
“But you need to justify yourself to me.” Grond interjects, now walking away from his bodyguard and towards you.
“I did nothing wrong.” you are unsure if he is telling the truth.
“Then explain, did you not hand me these scrolls just yesterday. Are they not about a smuggling ring inside our town? Together with your return from the south, is this not too much of a coincident.” Grond delivers the final blow. He is as good as convinced, as are you.
“This is a mistake.” Tarik says both to you, Grond and himself.
A short fight erupts but together with Grond you can subdue him.

“Now this was unexpected. We will take a look into his home in hope to discover a reason for all this. For now you are excused. Please come in tomorrow morning.”

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