“You just do you, man…”
The heroes arrive in Dihliz
Ammad the pathologically clean gnome has a reuptation for providing safe clean rooms, but exorbinant rates
Entering, Faruq was immediately relieved that Barack had offered to pay for their accommodations when they met; the luxurious adornments and well-kept manner of the establishment was certainly a reflection of what a place like this must cost!
As the heroes approach, Barack greets them warmly and invites them to join him at a table already prepared.
My friend, she is a guest in our presence; we crossed paths in the desert and she has offered aid to us for a time. Barack expresses great surprise at this, but appears contemplative as he sits back down. “And so… she will help with your… security mission?”
Printz: “If need be.”
Faruq “Have I said something to upset you, my friend?”
Barack: I have worked with an efreet in his service before, but the sha’ir could not control it, and lost all his merchandise. the details of their contracts were
Faruq: We have more to discuss; perhaps another time
BaracK: The sha’ir did not have proper control of it, and much was lost.
Barack goes on to describe how he has 6 elephants, and will inform you of where we are headed once we are en route. The caravan
Us, genie, barack, 27 people (12 porters, 12 animal handlers, 1 cook (Tahir), pair of dancers (Azrail and Miriam))
have to cross nagara river where we fought crocodiles & dinosaurs
Plans are to cross where it is most narrow and shallow, but likely where ambushes will be set up.
the yuan-ti sometimes target Barack’s caravans specifically. The Yuan-ti know to whom Barack is delivering teh caravan, and this is part of the
Barack providers cherrywood box with several flasks that should inoculate the heroes vs. the Grey Fever rampant in the jungles.
Barack then introduces the heroes to Tahir (the cook), and both Azrail and Miriam (the dancers). They ask Barack if they can go out on the town before they leave, but he denies them.
Barack “I trust you to do what is necessary. Please enjoy the rest of the meal, I will go speak with Tahir and ensure the girls are locked in their rooms; we leave at dawn.” and he goes upstairs