The party accompanied the Baroness Arlana and her entourage to Codhold to the wedding of Lord Dieg and Lady Lenora. Of course the intention was to make as big a mess of the wedding as possible.
Kenth and Althoras spent the journey getting to know the Baroness’ company, and singing in the evenings to amuse the crowd. Zacharias spent the time trying to look more and more like an advisor and distance himself from the elves.
The party arrived in Codhold on the first day of the three day wedding celebration. The ceremony itself would be on the next day. Baroness Arlana presented herself Lord Dieg, and it quickly became evident that Lord Dieg was in love with her, and wished she was the one marrying him. The company was housed in the South Tower.
Broon pulled Councilor Neiree, one of Arlana’s handlers aside, and greased her palm with some coin, and the two ended up at a bar discussing Arlana’s and Dieg’s past. Arlana had been courted by all of Baron Delfuur’s sons, the bald and fat ones she loathed the most, but she did not care for Dieg either.
Zacharias and Althoras began hatching a complex plan to get the wedding cancelled. The plan was to frame Lord Dieg as having attempted to rape Baroness Arlana. Zacharias drafted a letter, purportedly from Arlana, to Dieg, asking him to come to her chambers at night to share a night of forbidden love. Kenth then snuck into the party, and surreptitiously delivered the note to Lord Dieg. Dieg was clearly excited.
Now Arlana and Lenora had to be set up for the rest of the plan. Kenth placed a bottle of wine spiked with sleeping draught in Arlana’s bedroom.
Althoras and Kenth then had to deliver instructions to Lenora. Lenora had a basic understanding of elven speech, and so the two elves sang again, this time to the wedding celebration, and delivered a message to Lenora to meet in secret with Althoras. Althoras told Lenora to be at Baroness Arlana’s chambers right after midnight, and the solution to her predicament would be clear.
Zacharias donned the stolen Codhold tabbard, and paraded through the kitchens to establish that a guard was nosing around Arlana’s food. He then burnt the tabbard.
Somehow Baroness Arlana had to be put to bed drugged. While Zacharias Broon and Althoras tried to hatch a plan, Kenth took things into his own hands. He found Arlana, and with application of some ugly truth incited her anger about the whole wedding. She got fairly drunk, and retired to her chambers. Kenth drank a last round with her and she passed out.
Kenth and Althoras then spent the rest of the evening singing in the wedding court. Broon was detailed to secure an escape route for Zacharias, while Zacharias snuck into the Baroness’ chamber to complete the illusion of her invitation to Dieg.
Dieg arrived, but was unconvinced by Zacharias gravely voiced invitation. He grabbed a torch and entered, only to be ambushed by Zacharias and a chair. Dieg soiled his pants, which Zacharias pulled down around his ankles, and pushed him on Arlana’s bed, while yelling for guards.
Broon, the Baroness’ councilors and a group of Mawhold men at arms stormed into the room. They threw Lord Dieg to the ground, and were ready to kill him. Broon egged on their murderous intent, while Zacharias told them it was unwise to kill the lord. Lenora showed up, and also pleased for Lord Dieg’s life. The calmer minds prevailed, and instead Dieg, and the rest of the company moved out into the courtyard where the Baron and Prime Rakfous were still celebrating.
In the court, Rekfous deferred to the Baron, it being the Baron’s court, and was not swayed by Zacharias’ interjection. Dieg demanded Zacharias be imprisoned immediately, while Zacharias maintained he was innocent and merely protecting Arlana. Dieg’s arguements proved to be weak, and although he got Zacharias ejected form the city, the wizard’s intentions were judged to be pure.
Althoras then stepped forward, and demanded the wedding be canceled on account of Dieg’s questionable actions. Dieg argued vehemently that an outsider like the elf has no standing, and that his person has been violate, but Althoras’ impassioned plea that Lenora’s and Arlana’s honors had been besmirched won out, and although Dieg was declared not culpable, the wedding was called off.
The next day Arlana awoke, and upon discovery of what transpired immediately sought the audience of the Baron. She returned angrier than she left, and immediately ordered everyone to pack up as they were returning to Mawhold right away.