14 Dawn, 1178:
The day of the Royal Wedding of Decia. King Baldassar de Abbraxio is to be wed to Adrianna Viari, daughter of a great general from Santango. Thousands of people have flocked to Abbraxio to celebrate and make some money. The chaos on the streets has also lead to an increase in the number of thieves and criminals heading to the city including Ludovico, who was being chased by Surgat Pythius who was interested in the 300 gold bounty placed on the pretty criminal’s head by Amideo Bon.
In addition, knights from the five orders like caille are in the city to protect the king during the ceremony. As are a number of entertainers including Voodoo Fiction and two jesters, Lucca Accora and Imbroglione Zorzi. Veroncia de Beneditti and her lady in waiting, Felurian Eld are planning on attending the wedding along with most of the nobles and churchmen of the nation. Even a few emissaries from the Sulian and Deshti factions will be there.
Surgat followed his quarry to Abbraxio only to find that the petty creep had obtained legitimate employment as a porter for Voodoo Fiction. Surgat pretended to be a churchman to gain entry into the palace. Fooling the guard Carlo in the process. He wandered the palace, searching for Ludovico.
Felurian was at her mistress’s manor preparing for the wedding when there was a knocking at the door. She opened the door to find a man bleeding profusely, who collapsed at her feet and warned her that the king was in danger. She alerted Veroncia and headed to the palace to see if she could alert a few key people about the danger.
Veroncia had the same idea and alerted the knights guarding Baldassar.
Lucca, while waiting for his chance to perform in the dining area, was earning up the crowd with some jokes when he realized a crowd was forming around another jester. He interrupted this interloper with an insidious fart noise. Zorzi claimed to know him but did not elaborate. Lucca was met by Felurian who alerted him to keep an eye out for danger.
Meanwhile Surgat found Ludovico working for the band in the ballroom. And followed him to the kitchen where he confronted him. Ludovico attempted to flee passed Felurian and lucca. The two of them aided in stopping the crook and Surgat hit him with a chair. (He’s the chair guy) The commotion gained Caille’s attention. The group participated in the interrogation of Ludovico, and learned that an attack was imminent from assassins inside the palace. Surgat locked up his prisoner and went with the rest to where the ceremony was to be held. The ceremony is interrupted by a frontal attack on the palace. most of the knights had gone to repel the attack when another group of assassins moved into a side door. after a brutal fight in the throne room, General Ico recommends moving to the upstairs, but there is a another fight out in the hallway and the group, consisting of Ico, Baldassar, and Adriana all head to the ballroom. After barring the door with a piano, the butlers drew a bunch of weapons and attacked.
The skirmish that followed was drawn out and brutal. Eventually one of the assassins slew lady Adrianna. which spurred Baldassar to action. he assisted the party in slaying the assassins. After the leader was dead, the knights managed to break down the door, where they found a grief stricken king and general, and a group of dead and mostly dead people. Baldassar stops the Knights from arresting the party and promises them a reward. And further rewards if they continue to work with him.