The Duke arrives at Brightstone Keep and asks to speak with Mygar and Matrim. He needs someone to be killed without it being lead back to himself. The complication is that the man lives in a heavily guarded city, Tarrant, and never leaves without a large escort. The Duke wishes that an associate of his, Hamilcar, go with them to guarantee no laws are (known to be) broken. Before the three of them leave, Laura telepathically tells Matrim that Djembe may be able to help them out, since he’s a rogue. The agree to meet him along the road.
They arrive at Tarrant without running into any “problems”. The city is divided into districts with a sizable wall between each. The man who is to be killed, Virgil Tongue, is in the administrative district. No one is allowed in that district without official documentation stating your business there. Hami got through by getting one of the guards drunk and then foreign a note stating his reason for getting in. Sadly he did a very, very bad job forging the note (“King says I can come in ~ King”). After showing the guard the note, he told the guard to flip it over, where he had written “Prestige” and then he punched him in the balls. The guard was knocked out, had liqueur poured on him and dragged to the side. Hamilcar was in.
Djembe and Mygar decided to work together. The two gnomes purchased a large ladder and waited for nightfall. Djembe got on the ladder while it was on the ground while Mygar tied the top of the ladder to a grappling hook launcher. He fired, the ladder and Djembe shot through the sky. Djembe held the ladder while Mygar got over and they knocked it back when they where finished.
Matrim did not take a subtle approach. Before Hami had gotten through he had been trying to get in by claiming to be a vampire hunter. He was saying that there was a dangerous vampire in the city and only he could kill it. Well Matrim decided to make the rumour true by killing the guards at a gate and feeding on one of them. He was spotted by someone and ran, escaping into the night.
The four of them met up and broke into Virgil’s house. They held his family hostage while waiting for him to get home from work, when they killed the lot of them. Matrim fed on them all and they used the vampire rumour to cover up the assassination.
Matrim and Mygar teleported outside the city. Djembe used the tapestry he had stolen to bluff himself off as a travelling tapestry salesman. Hamilcar used his vampire hunter reputation to get outside the city, ostensible trying to chase down the vampire.