5th Laughing Moon – 8th Laughing Moon 4126MC
While awaiting the arrival of the Ciernasten Diplomats, Tamrea and her party spent a day of relaxation, with Lyron and Wolfgang taking a well appreciated tour of the local pleasure houses. During this time, Tamrea ran into a face from her past in the form of Eiloli Calendae. Eiloli is the paramour of her brother (and bitter rival)Shas Tysolas, and wherever she is he is usually somewhere nearby. Shas had followed a trail of rumors that led him to Heiligdom on his own quest for the morning star. The sibling rivals arranged a meeting for the following day at the Temple of Seasons (while Lyron and Eiloli became better acquainted).
All the while, Locke and Lilliam were enacting a plot to sour diplomatic relations between Jotunstad and Ciernasten. Lilliam planted seeds of doubt by delivering portents of woe to the superstitious giants, while Locke secured Ciernasten arrows to help implicate them in what he was plotting.
The following day, shortly after a meeting between Tamrea and Shas, the halflings enacted their plan of making assassination attempts against Tamrea, Shas, and the Jotunstad diplomat Nathaza Kalt. Oddly enough, a unrelated attempt on the life on the Ciernasten diplomat Alundra the Grey happened at almost the same time.The city was placed on high alert while the Ruling Council acted swiftly to prevent further bloodshed.
Tamrea spent that afternoon meeting with the leaders of the various factions. She assured the Chairwoman Blacktree that she had nothing to do with the assassination attempts, pleaded her case for recovering the morning star with a sympathetic Nathaza, and opened diplomatic channels with Alundra.
It was agreed that the factions would meet for a formal dinner under a banner of truce to allow cooler heads to prevail reach a peaceful solution for all parties.