Ah breakfast. Nothing quite like breakfast the morning after almost dying. The group woke up the next morning to the most interesting of breakfasts. It was all made to order, which was wonderful, except that Tim didn't trust the staff to get his coffee right, and after a minor spat with the cook, and a minor spell mishap, arrived at an uneatable pile of carbon on a plate.
Soon afterward the party sat down to try a puzzle out what had happened the night before, see they all did not feel quite right. All Florian could tell them was that what was upon them was somewhat outside of his expertise, divine in nature, at least somewhat. With that, they set out to town in Florian's plush carriage.
The priests of the temple discovered that they each had been marked with a rune upon their foreheads. Korgath, being quite the scholar recognized the runes as ancient Thassilonian, each one representing one of the seven deadly sins. They were marked as follows:
- Opal: Pride
- Arianna: Wrath
- Korgath: Greed
- Serag: Envy
- Tim: Sloth
Returning to Florian's Magnificient Manor, (Tim forgot to get food as so was quite hungry that evening) Florian suggested that the group go to Magnimar to see an old friend's partner who was somewhat knowledgeable in old things to see if they couldn't find out more about what these markings meant, how to get ride of them, and really, just to get them out of his house for the moment. In the meanwhile he offered them temporary employment in exchange for accompanying one of his shipments to the city. They accepted the offer and decided to head out in the morning with the next caravan.
Tim's trials and travails continued that evening as the cooks continued to refuse him food of any sort. To be fair, the cooks, whom everyone had assumed to be unseen servant spells turned out to be pixies, who are as proud as they are small. The pixie's proceeded to have a rousing party with Opal, Korgath, and Arriana inside of the kitchen, just in view of the bewildered Tim. Soon Korgath and Opal were quite smashed, and Opal's night was not without company, the poor not elf things…
Anyhow the next morning the starving Tim apologized to the staff and received a perfect cup of coffee and his favorite breakfast in return. They then headed out, Opal picking up a hangover cure from the local potion shop (Owned by Florian of course), and began their journey to Magnimar. Which went quite smoothly except for a brief goblin raid which the crew handled without breaking a sweat.