Requiem for a Sector

Welcome to the Necropolis

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Date: (1.)480.817.41

The group traversed the Balmire Sea aboard the Cyan Martyr in effort to arrive at the house of Dust and Ash in time for the great Haarlock Auction. In rout the ship was boarded and the Acolytes played a pivotal role in helping to stave off the attack and defend the ship. On board the team met several fellow auction attendants and befriended a peculiar minor noble scion named Lanus Cistern who had a penchant for the great histories of mankind and tales of Rogue Traders. Once the team berthed at the island that held the House of Dust and Ash a grateful Captain Shadrack pulled aside Tybalt and explained that he was paid only to ferry people to the island, not back off. He then promised to wait as long as he feasibly could for the team.

Inside the Necropolis the party registered for the auction and was met by their contact on the inside. Locutor Mayweather was beside himself with fright and nervousness as over the past couple weeks several of the adept staff had gone missing and several more had been killed by strange “accidents.” He told the party that the bizarre incidents all began to occur when a device called the Gilded Widow was brought in to sold at auction. With little else to do the Acolytes began to explore the facility and get ready to attend the scheduled events.

That evening the group attended the Formal reception where they dined and were instructed on the format and rules of the auction. After dinner they mixed the rest of the bidders and began to get an idea of who was attending the event. At the conclusion of the reception the team retired to their rooms where they became more uneasy about the events they were sent to “observe” and decided to post guards for the evening. That night Barbossa awoke in a cold sweat with a sickening feeling that something terrible had just occurred.

The next day the auction viewing took place and all the items were on display, of particular note was the aforementioned Gilded Widow. Magnificent and terrible life-sized automaton drew many interested parties and looked to be a hot item at the upcoming auction. The party noticed several attendees from the night before missing and no one seemed to know where they went. Those missing included: Several members of Navigator Brixonis’ entourage; Abbot Shale and his acolytes; Marcus Terode, however his assistants continued to catalogue the items as though nothing was amiss; Two members of Senator Nader’s party. That evening Yarni is told by Quill in passing that he and Vymer discovered the body of Marcus Terode but have not reported it and nobody seems to notice.

The next morning the auction is set to begin…

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Thought for the day: Call no man happy until he is dead.

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