Ciro explains that Rohjee and Avel (nephew of the Smirns) went down to the abandoned towers (grain silos) at the intersection of Lampblack Alley and Addle Street. Rumor has it that a band of strange halflings, armed to the teeth, has been seen entering and leaving the area recently under cover of darkness. It’s been a few days now, and they haven’t been seen since.
Slide has investigated this, and has seen a number of halflings he suspects to be Death Dealers moving about at night near the intersection of Lampblack and Addle. There are more of them than he’d like to tackle alone.
He returns to the Jaundiced Jellyfish to find Shadow and Cyrus eager to help. In addition, Andreus, formerly in the employ of House Thission and now a disciple of Ioun in the service of Elysia, has arrived with the party’s shipment of healing potions from the Shrine. Slide conscripts him to help out in the reconnaissance of the grain silos. He nervously agrees.
The heroes arrange an ambush. Andreus walks towards the stalls of the Farmers’ Market, calling the names of the lost boys. Suddenly knives fly from the darkness and the fight is underway. Shadow fires at a dark figure atop the silo. Andreus is wounded, poisoned, and tries to flee. Slide leaps to the attack, suspicious that their assailants are Death Dealers, the halfling assassins corrupted by the Dominium to maintain order amongst the halfling slave population. Slide hates Death Dealers.
A vicious battle ensues. The Death Dealers’ poison slows those that are hit, wracking them with pain. Cyrus and Slide battle between the stalls of the market as Shadow snipes from the rooftops. Two of the three Death Dealers are slain. Slide pursues the third into one of the abandoned grain silos, and slams the door, apparently trapping him within. As the party catches their collective breath, they’ll have to decide whether to pursue the Death Dealer, or resume the search for the lost halfling boys.