Miles, Sariel, & the rogue Dae set off through The Yellow City in search of fortune. And within the golden walls, few fortunes are made faster than in the areas of the fighting troupes. But all is not well in the Checkered Clubs because their champion, Malic the Quick, is facing a slow death.
After conferring with three shadowy sullen figures whose names they never quite got, the party was off to the Topaz Isles in search of the Dragon’s Tongue which was fabled to grow only in the last known location of a dragon. But first a short stop to an accounts man named Podrick Pan Wa, who was quite reluctant to take Dae’s money on Malic considering the word on the street he was soon to join the damned in haunted Lahag. But Podrick was able to pass on the information the Malic was scheduled to fight Oren-Wren of the Red Club Troupe in 2 days.
After some tough negotiation with a salty fisherman, the group found themselves on the shores of one of the thousands of isles that float in the Bay of Morays. A column of scavenger birds led them to a pile of dragon scat-fresh! And a battle between goat-men and crab-men over…who would be king of the dung. It was never clear as the survivor who could have answered that question was, not healed with magic, but killed out of kindness. Must have been the jittery nerves from the fight with the other group of crab-men.
But in the end, they got the key to fortune in the form of a large purple flower…now they they have to hope the fisherman they threatened with casual murder will come back to pick them up.