After a night spent in Courtaud, the party finally arrives in Lepidstadt. There is a circus type atmosphere as the city prepares for the trial of the Beast, the Punishing Man has already been erected outside the courthouse.
Return of the books to Dr. Montagnie Crowl led to the knowledge that the Beast of Lepidstadt was captured on the grounds. The group was able to investigate the area and were rewarded with a note to redeem for cash for returning an additional book that Dr. Crowl had lost previously.
Judge Embreth Daramid paid each of the group the 100 platinum as per the terms for finishing the last of the Professor’s wishes. She cut off any questions in reference to the Whispering Way with a warning about speaking of such things so freely, not knowing what they may bring down on themselves. The Judge asked that the group take it upon themselves to assist the Defense appointed to the Beast, as he was in over his head and she feared the possibility of a fair trial was all but impossible, in doing so she will pay out another 100 platinum after the trial, but warned she will disallow any involvement on her part if questioned as should the party.
After registering as volunteers for the defense with the court clerks you were introduced to Barrister Gustav Kapple. He gave you a brief rundown of what was to come in the next three days for the trial and then brought you to see what it was that you were working in defense of. The Beast itself.
At the current moment you are leaving the courthouse, heading to the Six Ravens to update Kendra and then leaving for Morast to speak with Lazne, one of the witnesses of the Beasts alleged murder of 10 people almost a year ago.
Todays Date:Wealday the 22nd of Gozran 4711
People of Lepidstadt:
Dr. Montagnie Crowl, head of antiquities department. Eccentric and forgetful. Waves his arms about enthusiasticly when he is speaking. Greying brown hair and brown eyes. Aged 50 or so years
Judge Embreth Daramid, Judge and probable member of the Esoteric Order of the Palatine Eye. Council member for the Palatine Council of Vieland. Grey hair worn in a tight bun, ice blue eyes. Aged about 60 or so years.
Picerious Dendromedia, aka Pi, Investigator of Lepidstadt, gnome, light blue hair with purple tips, light blue skin, violet eyes. Age unknown
Desmond Falviere, Investigator of Lepidstadt, Brown hair, grey blue eyes, thin white scar on left cheek just under the eye trailing off to almost his ear. Walks with a cane. Aged between 20 and 30 years of age.
Barrister Gustav Kapple, Barrister for the defense, thining brown hair when not dressed in his white powdered court wig, brown eyes, stutter when he is nervous. Aged about 40 or so years.
The Beast of Lepidstadt, construct (flesh golem), a grotesque mish mash of flesh collected and sewn together. Looks to stand between 7 and 8 feet tall, restrained currently with no less than 6 sets of mancles to a steel chair bolted to the floor in a cell.