Pike immediately makes good his escape. Beltin steps up and says “walk away” to Obregon and calls to the bartender that the next round is on him, flashing a gold coin. Sanna and Nat move to the door and Obregon nods to Beltin and heads toward the door. Vokos tells the other patrons that its ok, let’s have the music back and the girls to dance. Beltin tosses the gold coin to the bartender who makes no attempt to catch it. Beltin’s eyes flash and he declares “that’s rude” and then asks Vokos if he can share a drink with him. Vokos says no, he is fine by himself. Sanna starts singing. Vokos apologizes for creating a scene and says he is leaving and moves to the side door. A couple of others go to leave with him. Gonoan comes back in and heads to the bar. Sanna notices the bartender casting detect magic. Obregon and Pike leave to try and follow Vokos. The bartender asks what we want and Beltin says we will take a drink out of that gold piece at your feet. A bat comes crawling out of his pocket, picks up the coin and crawls back in. He serves us a drink and returns the gold piece while introducing himself as One-eye. He asks what we wanted with Vokos and we tell him. He recommends speaking with the owner of this establishment, Janos Vamaros. We ask where we can find him but are told he is likely on his way now. We wait. Meanwhile, Pike moves down the street to try and spot Vokos. He can see and hear him as he is walking away with his friends. Pike begins to follow them. After about 20 minutes, a powerful looking Rhennee comes in. He is not wearing armor but has a ring on. He announces himself upon entering as Janos Vamaros. He looks angry and begins looking around, appearing relieved that there has been no fight or damage. He approaches One-eye and is directed to us. Gonoan offers to buy him a drink. He asks what we wanted with Vokos and we tell him. We assure him that we are not after him or Vokos only the information. He recommends we drop it but we counter with that we are acting on orders from Tenser. He then asks for a day or so to find what we want. We agree and finish our drinks. Pike follows Vokos to the barge folk residential area. He enters a building marked “palms read” and his friends leave and head back. Pike sneaks up to the window and peaks in. He is unable to see anyone. He climbs up to the second floor window and peaks in. He sees an older Rhennee woman looking out the window on the other side of the room. He can hear talking which must be from downstairs. He sneaks in the window without disturbing her and can hear the talk clearly. Someone is being berated for coming in when he has no money and trying to find about being followed or whatever. Pike exits the window and waits. Vokos exits, looks around and then heads out. Pike climbs down and returns to the bar. The party heads home where we compare notes and Pike lets the rest of us know that he swiped the ruby skull from grandfather magic. Sanna starts studying the skull, believes it to be an artifact of some sort but can’t get any actual information. She is pretty sure that grandfather magic could find it if he wanted to. The next day Obregon and Gonoan head to Halls Alchemy to warn him of possible repercussions from Vokos. They also pick up some potions and put in an order which will be ready in 2 days. Sanna heads to the school and researches the ruby skull. She learns that an obsidian key is needed to use with it. Beltin and Pike go out to pick up their gear and stop by the Green Dragon Inn to let Rikard know we are expecting a message. Once the group has reassembled, we split up again. Gonoan heads to the Green dragon to drink. He overhears someone talking to Rikard about real estate and waiting on a client to sell some property to someone else. Eventually, Rikard comes over to chat and lets Gonoan know that Janos is an upstanding fellow. Sanna, Beltin, Elaine and Pike head to the mages guild to look for Tenser. We are in put in a room to wait and when Tenser comes in we relate what we have found. He tells us to not involve anyone else and asks what we would do if Vokos would not give up the information. We are unsure how we would proceed without stepping over the law and he has no advice that wouldn’t also cross the line. He does recommend using others to look at this from other angles. We toss around the idea of using the flask shards to trace him. Then Pike asks about the skull and shows it to him. He summons a floating disk and has Pike place the skull on it to examine. He believes it contains a mini universe. It may work with different keys not just the one we know about. He recommends the priests of Zagyg to help recharge the Zagygs key we have. Pike randomly pulls out the statue of Boccob which appears to have grown larger. Tenser tells us to put our toys away as there are rooms designed for checking out such. Sanna, Pike and Elaine head to a testing room while Beltin goes to the Silver Garter to visit his female friend. As they are examining the statue, Pike tries putting his ring on the statues hand but nothing happens. He then attempts to use it blindly but nothing happens then either. Sanna casts detect magic on the statue and discovers it is not magical. Pike attempts to use the skull blindly but nothing happens. Pike goes over both with a fine toothed comb and finds nothing of interest. Sanna is pretty sure that the ring from the statue is actually green not copper. It also appears to be over 100 years old. She then pulls out her Zagygs key and examines it, believing it to go somewhere in the war tower, possibly to the area on the upper floor that we were never able to access. Sanna then looks up how to fight an iron golem just in case. We get together to plan our next visit the war tower.