The heroes attended the wedding of “Bloodeye” Blairmoor and Countess Markessel, were they met several nobles as well as an ambassador from Lanudox, Ambassador Mathias, who happened to also be a Keeper agent, along with his bodyguard.
With Mathias’ help, they were smuggled into Utisca, past the recent blockade by both Utisca & Elsburg forces. At capital of Rovena, they were tasked by Blairmoor to break into the Menagerie of Magical Beasts within the Wizard’s College and steal the famed Coatl within, only to discover the Menagerie was a farce, created by cunning wizardy and illusory magics.
Their goal of lifting the blockade was hampered by the discovery of a Elsburg delegation, intent on cementing an alliance between the Elsbrug and Utisca, led by a Keeper who had forsaken her duties, Ambassador Sabine.
She orchestrated their demise, revealing their affiliations to Elsburg, outing them as spies, and killing a fellow Keeper in charge of the local safehouse. The heroes retaliated, kidnapping, interrogating and murdering a member of delegation. They learned of a shipment of rare artifacts and gold, leaving from Elsburg shortly, that they could hijack.
With the help of the Red Corsairs, and Beth the Blade, the heroes assaulted the guarded ship, taking out her escorts one by one, before seizing the tradeship and it’s prized bounty.
Sailing back to Brao, they were approached by a Rogusan banker by the name of Piero Bentivoglio, who offered a sizable loan of gold to the war effort.