The Party spent no small amount of time gathering information about Tasha Silvervien. They found out that in addition to running heists, she is an artist. Some of her associates were discovered including: Marcus the blue – a gold and silversmith, Jo Harmak – engraver and enameller, and Jeska Kovalskaya – A sculptor. they also find out that there are always buyers for Red Ore in the Smoky Quarter of the city (where most manufacturing takes place) especially by Lor’rin’Rath Kandroxis, a fire gensi Shaper who is building new golems.
The party found the location of Jeska’s workshop and snuck in by charming the land-lady and picking the lock to her basement-level workshop/home. After a brief exchange of blows, the encounter ends without any fatalities, and Jeska is threatened and told to stay put.
After the fiasco at Jeska’s place, the party decided to try the direct approach and infiltrate Tasha’s townhome directly. They met up in the Green in front of her townhome to prepare. Shortly into their preparations, they noticed Jeska coming down the lane despite their warnings. Yuri rushes to catch her and despite the fireball (from a necklace of fireballs) that she throws at him, he manages to knock her out. They hide her safely in an empty horse stable, and bluff the guards that show up to investigate.
They split up into two teams to enter the house from both the front and back entrances, and quickly clear the ground floor. While investigating the second floor a cloud of deadly gas appears and nearly kills Isoquant (but does knock him into an unresponsive sleep.) With the source of the cloud obviously upstairs, Yuri runs down to the basement servants quarters to warn the staff to stay out of the confrontation, while Sir Andrew with his anti-invisibility power slowly checks the last few upstairs rooms. The cloud forces Iris, Talus, the Vicar, and Isoquant’s limp body to retreat outside while it dissipates.
That leaves us…
Now, the cloud is gone, There is only one more room to check, but no sign of a door to get into it. The windows to that room are laid over with illusions, and the Vicar’s attempt to Scry into the room met with very limited success. The party is regrouping and preparing for a final confrontation and satisfaction for their stolen ore.