Risky Business

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"Risky Business"
Campaign 1 session
Session no.Session 18
Session dateJuly 3, 2021
Start dateJune 12, 353 WSK
End dateJune 12, 353 WSK
Bunnies as the Dungeon Master
Narrative chronology
"The Twilight Bargain" (1x17)
"The Dead Do Tell Tales" (1x19)
Session order
"The Twilight Bargain" (1x17)
"The Dead Do Tell Tales" (1x19)
List of Campaign 1 sessions

"Risky Business" (1x18) is the 18th session of the first campaign of Itora.

The party meet with a well connected spymaster who wishes to use their connections to the Order of Voiceless Lark for an espionage mission. Though several members have no love lost for the Order, the idea of working as a government agent sounds less than appealing. Will they put their distrust of the government aside to help take down the Order from the inside?


Sitting around a table in a seedy bar in the middle of the desert, the party quickly gain suspicion of this hooded figure. He doffs the hood, magically closes the curtains and introduces himself as Reginald Prometheus Kardin III, the Spymaster of House Kardin. He explains that many have long ridiculed his house’s warnings of the Voiceless Lark's brewing return, and that the party has a unique opportunity to do something about it.

I want you to accept their little invitation. This is a golden opportunity to infiltrate one of their bases of operations, the locations of which we have been hard pressed to pin down thus far.
— Reginald Prometheus Kardin III, Spymaster of House Kardin

As a sign of good faith, he informs the party that he was aware of the message delivered via arrow several days prior. Asking to see the parchment, he confirmed his suspicions of hidden messages, revealing a crudely drawn map drawn with invisible ink. Lit by a soft magical flame, the group studied the map and deduced the rendezvous location was located in the jungle south of Blisridge.

The spymaster offered a mission: Operate as undetected as possible, finding information, locations, stealing notes, anything that might be useful. If all else fails, kill as many organization members as possible as the party flees. Several informants will be tailing the party to aid in extraction if the plan goes south.

The party get the sense that this mission is a gamble for him, that if it yields nothing useful, he'll have a harder time justifying such a risky operation. As a reward he guaranteed that the party would receive a land title, as well as government protection from any backlash from the Order. Further compensation would be considered based on the level of success.

After much debate - and lingering hesitation - the party agree to his terms, planning to head towards the rendezvous the next day.

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