After the hasty withdrawal, they find themselves in a kind of art gallery with only one exit. Captain of the Guard Solaufein, in heavy armor with a large sword and a shield on his back, is already waiting for them. He gives directions to ‘Nyttoris Arms & Armor’, where they are to pick up the weapons. The shop is situated in the Ghetto of Artisans in the south-west of Erelhei-Cinlu. Solaufein warns them about Nyttoris’ shrewdness and tells them not to fall for his tricks: all has already been paid for! Two minotaur guards open the gates into the city.
On their way to the Ghetto of Artisans the four drow see a lot of different houses, all very imposing and beautiful. To cross into the main part of the city, they have to pass the Flying Bridge – the bridge between the Noble Quarters and the rest of the town. The bridge is magnificent with lots of images of Lolth. A squad of drow stands guard but lets them pass, their eyes averted. The Noble Gate into the city is manned by a hundred highly trained elite troops, but again they pass unchallenged. Not many male drow would dare to stop a female drow cleric. It has its advantages 😉
Once past the gate, they find themselves in the Ghetto of Performers, where a drow female of the House of Vae, wearing a superior smirk, passes by with a number of house slaves. They lead new ’employees’ by leashes. Apparently she has just bought new slaves. Then they cross into the Ghetto of Artisans, where fine arts thrive. The group makes its way to ‘Nyttoris Arms & Armor’, housed in a big building. Lots of sounds are coming from an open door that leads to the entrance hall.
Inside Lilith almost trips over a troglodyte. What the…?! Annoyed she growls for it to make way and when it does not react immediately, the cleric simply kicks it aside. During a second, the troglodyte shows the tiniest bit of protest, but after a deadly glare the animal averts its eyes and crawls away.
They enter a shop where many of the species are working on various tasks and mages cast spells on armor. Then a small and slender drow approaches: Nyttoris. Irritated by the insolent troglodyte, Lilith is not in the mood for small talk and quickly gets to business.
Nyttoris hands Alvra a magnificent two bladed sword. Alvra spins the weapon expertly and then attacks a troglodyte to test it. Apparently the sword passes the test, since the reptile is cut in half. The drow fighter thanks Nyttoris, after which the other troglodytes clean up the mess. Then Lilith becomes the owner of a masterwork flail, while Phaedra receives a sparkling spike chain. A dashing rapier brings a smile to Jharrath’s face. All are content.
Lilith thanks Nyttoris for his excellent craftsmanship and tells him she will recommend his services to the Matron Mother. As they walk away, they hear a shout for mercy being cut off. Seems Nyttoris has been informed of the insulting behavior of his former servant.