| OUT OF CHARACTER |
|I have been busy, so I have not had time to keep Rain in the loop through IMs or phone calls. I am starting this thread so that I can validate when I have the time.|
Rain disappeared in the church. He fled the Sharn Watch and went to his shop. His assistant informed him that his associates were unhappy with him due to his recent problems. Several people had begun watching his business.
Rain travelled to meet with one of his associates, who threatened him. If he could not get things under control, he would wind up at the bottom of the Dagger River. He was given advice to find an investigator.
Sharn's legal system is highly corrupt, but not everywhere. The legal decisions of corrupt areas can be overturned by council members who truly desire to do good for the city. While opposing the Church of the Silver Flame is foolhardy, if he can find proof that his friends were not guilty of the crimes for which they were accused, he could bring the proof to a trustworthy council member and have the imprisonment overturned.
He hired an investigator to discover what actually happened and create a report deeming the party's innocence. The report needs to be specific. It cannot refute the charges of the Silver Flame. Instead, it must only show that the party was not guilty of them. It should not provide information on who is guilty, only that the party is not. In this way, the Silver Flame need not be included in the decision to overturn the local ruling. Should the investigator succeed, Rain will take the information to one of the Council members, proving his friends' innocence (as well as his own).
With the guilty verdict overturned, they would be released from prison. His only hope is that the investigator succeeds before they are exiled. The investigator's task is difficult as it is. Should the investigator take too long, and the party be exiled, overturning the guilty verdict would not be enough. Too much paperwork would already have been completed. The party would need to be readmitted to Galifar. While they may have luck entering some of the other nations surrounding Breland, without their identification papers, they would constantly be hassled by guards wherever they went.
The investigator asked a lot of questions, and Rain decided the best way to answer them was to follow Auric's advice. He took the investigator to see Shalorn. With a newfound understanding of his mark, and the marks of his companions, the investigator feels she knows the best way to proceed with her investigations. She will contact him when she has the information he requested.
Anyway, Rain told his assistant that he understood if she wanted to leave, but she said that she would remain and take care of things. Rain also asked her to stay and watch over his house while he is busy with other things. Now is his most difficult task. He must succeed in installing a high profile security system, funnelling the money into his business, and paying his expenses to the right people, all without getting caught by the watch members who have his house and business under surveillance.
At this point, we are up to speed with Rain. Catalyst, when you are ready, post how you want to proceed with your current mission from your associates.