Rogue Squadron

CSI Sandpoint

Mayhem at the mill

  • begin in town of Sandpoint, a sleepy hamlet on the Varisian coast
    • 4 founding families: Scarnetti, Kiyjitsu, Deveran and Valdemar
  • townsfolk are indebted to the companions for the work they did at the mine; many lost family members have been returned
  • as the group is enjoying another free dinner at the local pub, the Sheriff Hemlock tracks them down and explains he requires their unique talents – seems there has been a murder
  • Sheriff advises it is second such murder scene – first was a triple homicide just outside of town at Bradley’s Barn
    • note found at scene indicating that Pumpernicle was involved
    • “Msrs Mortwell, Hask and Taeb. A deal has come about that I need capital for. It involves property and gold. Although I am not at liberty to divulge exact details, it will make us all rich. Come to Bradley’s Barn on Cougar Creek tonight. We can meet there to discuss our future. Signed, your Lordship.”
  • head to lumber mill murder scene
  • night foreman, Harker, and female friend, Catrine Vinder, found dead
    • find out that Catrine having secretive relationship with Harker, of which father disapproved; Vin Vinder prime suspect
  • several suspects – father, Vin, has been locked up, for his own good; mill employee who “lost it” institutionalized
    • father accused the companions of the murder
  • murder scene investigation
    • footprints found in sawdust/blood indicate someone without shoes
    • bloody axe with bits of decaying residue
    • decaying stench widespread
    • body on hook had 7-pointed star carved on it
    • some of body wounds were made by humanoid claw
    • another note – “We have spoken of this before my Master, now it beings; join the pact and it will end. Signed, your Lordship.” Same handwriting as prior letter.
  • footprints came/from to river – cannot pick up trail on opposite size
  • decide to investigate first murder at Cougar Creek
    • note – seems to indicate that the victims knew perpetrator
    • character check – known to associate with shady characters
    • neighbours not overly helpful
  • meet with father, Vin, at local jail
    • enraged given daughter has died – not helpful
  • meet with mill employee, Grayst Savila, at crazy bin
    • warden/orderlies not helpful – hiding something
    • with some finagling, able to see the mill employee – he is obviously undead
    • has a message for Pumpernicle – “He said you would visit me. His lordship, the one who unmade me. He has a place for you. I’m so jealous. He has a message for you. He made me remember it. I hope I haven’t forgotten, the master wouldn’t approve. He said you should come to the Misgivings soon, to meet the pact. For they have something wonderful to show you.”
  • he gets worked up, breaks out of straightjacket and attacks Pumpernickel
    • warden bolted to back of the room and knocks on door
    • melee ensues, more undead

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