And so our heroes made southerly passage downriver to Newthrone, the capital of Q'barra, with the hopes of finding something resembling civilization and acquiring goods and services to help them upon their quest. They decided to stay fairly low-key, not pushing or causing disruption in the everyday bustle of the city, and instead went about their work quickly.
The first order of business was finding an inn with private rooms and bathe and have a decent meal. Then, Kurt decided to see if he could search further on various events that had piqued his interest and that he thought might be connected to their quest to find Xavier, even if tangentially. Bennet went about purchasing a wand of Scrying and a few other things, while Jean and Kitty stayed behind.
Once Bennet had gotten the wand of Scrying, he gathered the group and they went about Scrying first the Toyman and then the White King, who was seen with the baseline he was in the company of previously, standing on a walkway above more of the Sentinel Legion, some seemingly three or more times as large as those the party had faced before.
Bennet communicated with Pierce through Message while scrying and they brokered a tenuous peace in which both parties agreed to not interfere with each other's machinations. The White King assured the party of Winslow's well being via the Scrying window, and the communication ended on a somewhat bittersweet note; the party knowing the Sentinels would be used for ill toward Extranormals, but an ally was safe and they would not have to worry about encountering the Sentinels, themselves, while this peace lasted.
The group took stock of all the things they knew and decided their earliest lead, the metal apparatus they encountered in Karrnath, might still be a strong clue to what or who could be behind the disappearances, and found out what they could about the metallurgist Magnus had indicated, a man named Irons, who could be found in Trolanport, Zilargo.
Agreeing to ship passage, with a layover in Sharn, the group set to embark on what seemed the most promising path toward their goal.
Next issue, the heroes see green sails on the sunset!
Cast of Characters
Jean Grey, Elan Psion (Kineticist) 6|Wilder 6 - Angela
Bennet du Paris [Exodus], Human Psion (Nomad) 6|Spellthief 5/Cerebrex 1 -Taylor
Kurt Wagner [Nightcrawler], Rogue 3/Fighter 2|Totemist 2/Wizard 3 - David
Kitty Pryde [Shadowcat], Wizard 5|Ninja 5 - Sam