And so began the party’s attempt at grand larceny and vehicular theft. Our heroes arrived at the gala at House Lyrandar, sufficiently incognito, and began to mingle with the party’s attendants. Save for Palooka, a master at disguise and deception, the party remained out of their element. It wasn’t long before they discovered that the majority of the party guests were obsessed with status and climbing the social ladder. Our heroes were able to capitalize on this and use it to their advantage.
Palooka successfully rid the House Lyrandar Map Gallery of party-goers and stealthily transformed his appearance to that of a House Lyrandar servant and was then allowed passage past the guards, down the staircase, and into the lower level of House Lyrandar.
Drakeheart was the first to (accidentally) capitalize on the fact that some of the guards had noticeably full bladders. Presumably, the hustle and bustle of preparing for the party, as well as the demanding nature of House Lyrandar’s First Born left them with little opportunity throughout the day to relieve themselves. Indeed, very few of the guards at House Lyrandar seem altogether well taken care of. Regardless, Drakeheart’s intimidating physique and imposing manner was enough to startle a pair of guards bladders into activity, and they hurried away to clean themselves up and avoid further embarrassment at such a high-society event.
Lanharath found the evening most difficult. His loyalty to Baron Lusarius von Elandria is well known in House Lyrandar. Though, he was able to deceive a few of the lesser-known nobles in attendance and effectively extract useful information.
Sigil didn’t really do a lot. He did get a good workout, however, running from one side of the party to the other, then running in circles. He might have looked a fool if the nobles paid any attention at all to Warforged.
Korfax tried with all of his moxie, but just couldn’t seem to effectively communicate with any of the guards barring his entrance into the more secured areas of Lyrandar tower. Eventually, Korfax got the drift that the guards seemed less than receptive to socializing and doing favors for nobles. It seems that their lack of care by the nobles of House Lyrandar (leading several of the guards wanting entertainment, food, drink, or a bathroom break) has left them jaded and bitter.
Notable party members in attendance were Gulldiar (human), a representative from House Orien, a warforged representative from House Cannith (nobody caught his name), the First Born of House Lyrandar herself, and, arguably the most notable, Captain Coldin. Captain Coldin is the most respected and highest ranking officer in House Lyrandar’s fleet, and he has been named commander of Lyrandar’s new flagship, The Avatea, whose christening this gala is celebrating.