Mother and Father,
It was Tsuto! That son of a bitch, he had the goblins attacking the town, he kidnapped Ameiko, and worse!
Let me start where I left off last time, we had just received the note Ameiko’s barmaid had found and Pitticus and the barmaid were able to tell us that Ameiko’s brother had come back to town and had asked for a meeting with Ameiko at the Glassworks. Apparently their father owns the place or something. Worried for Ameiko’s safety thanks to her most recent history with her brother we decided to hurry over there to make sure that everything was okay.
Upon arriving we discovered the glassworks to be locked an the windows either draped or boarded up. Thinking this suspicious for a work day we decided to poke around further. We were interrupted by one of the workers who had apparently shown up late and been locked out as well. We learned from him that this facility belonged to Lonjiku before I convinced him that we were supposed to be there and he left us to our work. In hindsight it may have been appropriate to have him fetch the city guard for some assistance but we are beyond that now.
Bugga was able to scale the walls to the roof and attempt to see inside through a skylight. She told us goblins were inside and had killed the workers, one even more gruesome than the others for he was propped up on a chair, disemboweled, and then encased in molten glass. She nearly had a nasty fall on her way back down but thankfully I was able to break her fall enough that she wasn’t hurt.
We obviously needed to get inside, if there were goblins still alive and amok in the factory then Ameiko may have been in serious trouble. So Pitticus attempted to pick one of the locks. Not being versed in the practice myself it came as a surprise when he claimed the first door’s lock to be of too high a quality and move on to another door. It was while he was fiddling with the third door that Davros became impatient and decided to enter through a window. He beat on it with the pommel of his sword but only succeeded in cracking the glass. It was a window! A good punch should have easily broken it, and having witnessed some of Davros’ moments of ineptitude and thinking his lack of success here may have been one of those moments that is exactly what I did. They make that glass stronger than steel let me tell you! My hand bounced off and it HURT!
Once we were inside, we attempted to find Ameiko while trying to avoid the goblins. This met with no luck and we eventually found ourselves face to face with a goblin party. As we fought and thinned the goblins, Tsuto showed up from seemingly nowhere and began attacking us as well. In the fighting both Aneira and Davros were gravely injured, Aneira more than once and she wound up finishing the fight unconscious. But when she was up, mother and father I’ve never been a fan of religion but she fought with a righteous and holy fury like I have never seen, it was awesome. She herself managed to brutally savage Tsuto before going down. Pitticus and his bombs made short work of the goblins and the rest of us cleaned up what was left. During the fighting I also got a good look at the man encased in glass, Lonjiku had met his end, assuredly at his son’s command.
Realizing he was in trouble, Tsuto fled. Bugga and her familiar gave chase along with Davros and myself and it was eventually Bugga’s…. this spot looks like it was erased and re-written several times as Gorn tried to find the right word …pet Mr Sniffles who took Tsuto down.
I hauled him, still alive but incapacitated, back inside the factory where the group searched him. We found a journal and serveral other items which may prove useful or valuable. The journal was most disturbing. You both know my thoughts on slavery and the forced submission of others as well as the denial of choice. Well the journal showed that he had made his choice. There was a word in the slave camps for what Tsuto was, we called them the mok’nethal the closest translation in Common is betrayer, but it goes much deeper than that and has other connotations. It was used for those who had given in and accepted enslavement themselves, and then used their position, wits, wiles, and any other means to enslave others. Tsuto had enslaved himself to evil, deluding himself into believing it was love between himself and someone we can only guess to be Nualia. For his master Tsuto had arranged for the raiding, killing, rounding up, and sacrifice of innocents for what appears to the a demonic transformation. This caused my blood to slowly boil.
One of the others gave Aneira a healing potion while I was reading the journal, and when she arose she saw Tsuto, still alive something snapped in her and she raked her claws through his face and throat. Bugga made a move to stop her but in my anger and rage I held her back while Aneira did what I had wanted to do. This seemed to put Pitticus in a state of shock, though why he would concern himself over someone so obviously evil is beyond me. Better he be eliminated and unable to escape capture and return to his plans. After a rather quiet moment (save for Pitticus’ indignant fuming over some loss of knowledge), we realized that in the fighting two goblins had gotten away and escaped into the basement. Since we still hadn’t found Ameiko yet, we followed, hoping we weren’t too late.
We found her. Unconscious, but alive. After providing some healing, she became frantic and began inquiring as to her brother. Aneira admitted to having killed him, which distraught her greatly. Not in her right state of mind she fled upstairs where we heard her shriek as yet another emotional harpoon must have struck her upon finding her father.
We discovered another tunnel that the goblins most likely escaped down but upon reflection decided we need time to rest and heal.
Do not fear for your son as he has many skilled and good people around him. I will write you again soon.