[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 5

My PC
Vaervenshyael - Female Elf Protagonist

My companions
Tankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human Mercenary (Absent)
Wilhelm Hechland - Human Engineer
Doctor Johann Wilhelm Woeller - Human Barber Surgeon

NPCs
Van Duster - Human Mercenary of Tankred's gang, with tracking skills

(Previous notes)

Van Duster, having lost track of our quarry, rediscovered the trail in time for night to fall.  Vaervenshyael attempted to aid Van with her excellent night vision, but his instructions were so inadequate that she had no hope of finding the trail in the dark. On top of all this, the rains to came to wash away any hope the party had of actually finding the fugitives. However, in the distance, we saw the lights of a settlement. It was too far off to reach in the dark, but we had a direction to head toward in the morning.

We sent the doctor ahead to the settlement alone to speak for us, so as to not intimidate the residents. It didn't work. The guards knew of the group and told him to invite his friends in to visit. We were welcomed in and given food for breakfast.  The settlement was called Lauterberg, and it was a cattle market in a lush grassland.

We started to again let the doctor speak for us, but he wasn't able to keep his story straight. Tankred and Wilhelm interrupted with conflicting information as well. All this led to the perception that we weren't being honest with our hosts (which was completely true). In the end we caused quite a commotion and riled up the settlement.

The leaders of Lauterberg ended up seeking out the people we were hunting and keeping them for their own frontier justice. We were not able to get what we wanted out of the men. However, on the way to their doom, one of the men told us to "look for Heinrich's stone." This was a particular boon, as we had just lied about these men and got them into deadly trouble with the settlement.

What we were also able to learn was all about the Robber Baron's cruelty, how he tortures those he is displeased with, and get that one clue of what to look for next. Those are good points to keep in mind as we plod ahead.

Lauterberg's fear of the Robber Baron is so great that Vaervenshyael offered them the friendship and possible protection of Padua-upon-Avon on her way out of the gate.

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