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Murder’s Mark, Pathfinder 1e Module

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Karl glances around at his companions.  "Well, shall we be off to see what Mistress Almara is needing this fine morning?"

 

Without waiting for a response, he downs the last of his breakfast beer, loads the last few bites of breakfast on the remaining piece of toasted bread and crams the whole thing in his mouth.  Wiping his mouth while chewing vigorously, he gestures towards the crew member to lead the way. 

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With the whispering of murder already in the air, and now this he let out a sigh, muttered something under his breath in the elven language, and rose to follow

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Pondering some of the rumors that were heard last night & now the news of murder has Darkaya up for some action other then sitting down. She will gather up her things & will follow her new companions out the door.

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When you arrive at the circus, the carnival has not yet opened.  You are led to Almara’s private wagon, where she is standing next to a small campfire circled by chairs, covered with a multi-colored canopy.  When she sees your approach, she smiles thinly and motions you to sit.  She greets you kindly but with an air of business, then after brief introductions she fills you in as to the reason for your summons:

 

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She offers you a sizable reward to do so.

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"Well, I am sure that you all are fine upstanding folk, and that any accusations against the members of your carnival are false.  I suppose I, I mean we, if the other agree that is, can try and get down to the bottom of things.  Murder is bad for business all the way around.  Least of which mean one less paying customer!  We would of course require access to all individuals so that we can rule them out.  Do you know the sheriff here in town? Are they investigating as well?  And what do you know of these rumored circumstances?  Any information could be useful in determining the actual perpetrator."

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"I might have some skills that could be of use, but I am not an investigator. My experience with matters of law are, shall we say, less than encouraging for the accused.  That said, I would be loathe to let an innocent face the punishment for murder, and have even less desire to see the guilty go free."

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Almara seems relieved.

She advises you to head into town to visit the sheriff.  She provides a sealed letter authorizing your party to act on her behalf as an impartial 3rd party.

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