The group safely made it back to Waterdeep after the shenanigans up in Greyhawk. As soon as we were in the door and settled; Dupont explained to Sigga that while she was glad Alastair was back safe and sound; she could not delay her own mission any further. Now that Sasha has been found, she needed to leave for Rabiah immediately. Sigga and the rest of the group agreed that reclaiming the last figurine would be their next priority. Ella came back through a tear in the fabric of space and time complaining about her 4th place finish at the rabbit breeders convention. Dupont asked Ella to get them quickly and safely to Rabiah; and Ella agreed; but not before she had her dinner and tea. After getting prepared; the group went down to the basement to make the portal hop. After a few wrong portal hops; we finally made it to Esson, the Capitol of Rabiah; for Remi it was a homecoming; for the rest of the group it is a strange and unfamiliar land. After checking in with customs we immediately headed to market. No sooner had we reached the bustling district ; the group was separated. Hagglers on the street barked their wares; cons and schemes were aplenty; and the group all the while did some shopping and sightseeing as we were swept up in the energy of the market. Iados took off flying and was introduced to one of the many laws of the city; he lost his jacket to ensure he wasn’t taken away by the sons of Hamuud. Jaxxi want to sell some real estate while disguised as a travelling dignitary. Sigga was accosted by sad and famished looking children looking for handouts. Meanwhile, Remi and Dupont were actually on the case; stopping at a shop Remi knew well, before being directed to the Great Khali’s stand. At the miniatures stand we learned that the Sasha figurine had already been purchased earlier that morning. With some reconnaissance we learned the buyer was at the local wrestling match. The group converged at the match and paid their way in. Sigga had already made her way into the crowd and seated herself behind the person thought to hold the figurine; Dupont immediately spotted Sigga in the crowd and they made their way over. Dupont put her roguish charms to the test and flirted her way through the entire match; accepting an offer for drinks afterward. The gathering at the bar went well into the evening; but eventually Dupont was able to get the figurine without the need of swords, thievery or intimidation. The newfound friends departed ways and the group decided to spend the night in rabiah.
The next morning our group awoke at the finest Esson establishment. We took in the delightful change of scenery as we ate breakfast. A son of Hamuud entered the inn and made a direct line for our table. Although initially uneasy; when he removed his helm, we were introduced to Remi’s old friend Lucas aka Kyp whom shares quite a bit of history with Remi. The two friends chatted and Lucas recommended Remi to go see her old friend Lynne who runs a laundromat. Lucas warned against acting on Lord Armont; a local guild underboss that Remi had crossed paths with. Remi agreed and the group was on their way. no sooner had we left the inn that we were accosted by the famished children asking for food and money. Remi said some curt words; and one of the children responded with a threat to inform Armont with the knowledge of her presence back in Esson. Immediately Dupont and Remi tailed the child, leaving Iados and Sigga behind. Not knowing what else to do, Sigga and Iados went for coffee and shopping. Meanwhile; Dupont and Remi chased the child down and brought him back to an alleyway; pressing the child for information; we realized that the boy was no more than eyes and ears for the dread whispers, one of the black guilds of Esson. We let the boy go and disguised Remi and Sigga to try and make them stand out less. We made our way across town to visit Remi’s old contact Lynne, who welcomed us in and provided us with information and gave Remi the necklace belonging to her former partner. We parted ways and headed back to the inn where Dupont and Iados discovered an enchantment on the necklace. A voice recording that Aryn transmitted in her presumable final moments. We’ve begun to get answers, but many more are in store.