Notes from Samara’s Journal some time just before the summer monsoon:
The days of the Chaos
As disturbing as the ghoul attack in the sewers was, and to know were were deliberately followed through the muck for revenge by the unwholesome things is little to nothing compared to the Door that led us to the Faceless One. Behind this door is a temple devoted to chaos where the very walls themselves could reach out and grab you. Its very strange spiral design on the upper level leads one to believe the very architecture is corrupted by chaos itself, and indeed it is, one of the pillars in the lower level tried to grab me, it is a twisted and vile place. Its inhabitants are were-rats and the faceless one himself along with two wizard guards. Disturbing was the Horror of the most vile of spells unleashed, and in addition the thing in the tube. Vanquished though our foes are the faceless one turned out to be a simulacrum a powerful wizard is still on the loose. I know there is only a very few powerful wizards in this city capable of doing such advanced magics.
This leads me to four possible conclusions:
1st would be the Magic shop merchant “The Seer” who also wears a mask (like the faceless one) and may or may not have the talents to perform such things, I must find out. His proximity to Achmed the butcher and his lack of reporting the horrors next-door that he must of noticed give some great suspicion. And a low profile yet magical position he has held is a good cover.
2nd It is one of the known and powerful wizards of Velos, who have reputations to protect, may be the culprit. The spell creatures face was covered, obviously to protect his masters identity,as the face would have a great likeness if not a direct match to the practitioner. This of course includes My “Master Pizentious” and the pleasure mages. This very possible suspicion tears at my heart and I would like to discount it immediately, however I am no longer so naive.
3rd The “Knig of shit” is some how behind this. Though it seems unlikely at first, he may have the talents needed to accomplish these tasks, he was seen at Achmed’s and could of planted the note, that started our journey below the city. However, he only spends most of his time looking for the tablets, so he may not have a clue.
4th the dastardly wizard has not revealed any clue to who or where he is and research is needed.
***I would also pose that there may be some conspiracy among some of the players or at the very least manipulations as the notes from the simulacrum suggest certain events have definitely been manipulated.
I would consider giving warning to Judge Gongde on the Faceless ones infection and contagion and back up our findings with the notes from his lab.
We will need to deal with the spell books, I need to make some specific arrangements with the paladin on these matters (I have some Ideas). I do not see any way to keep the books secure, to leave them anywhere is a huge risk to have them on you is a death sentence(burned alive). We have precious little time.
***My consult with the paladin will be immediate, I will not let him leave without discussing plans.
The sisters?? defiantly a suspicious arrangement and they may have a clue to who is manipulating things (if not directly.)
4th there is an unknown Player who remains so convoluted in mystery we haven’t met nor heard nor seen