The glassworks was a horror. The workers had been caught by surprised, and the lucky ones, butchered on the spot. Pieces of humans were thrown into the kilns, or dipped in molten glass. The Owner of the place, Mr. Kaijitsu, had molten glass poured over him and was still alive when it happened, gruesome, and though if finished, would be an interesting showpiece in the right setting. One of my friends pointed out that the person that would have such a showpiece was the type of person that we would be hunting down to bring to justice.
That whole good/evil thing is sometimes a bit nebulous, give me good solid laws to follow. Much happier. Anyway just because you own something does not mean you would have done the deed yourself that created the “art” work. I mean I have sold insects trapped in amber but would never dream of putting an insect in amber myself, that seems cruel and messy, though very profitable… hmmm.
Anyway. Human artwork is bad. Must make a note of that.
Lexia expounded on this note when she saw me writing about it. She indicated it is not that the showing of human remains is bad, or any intelligent creature for that matter, but that the creature actually suffered during the process. That was what was bad.
It was a shame, because that was what made the “art work?” so valuable, so interesting, that moment of fascinating horror. What the viewer thinks when they see it. What it reveals about their inner self. I mean there is not much value in seeing someone laid out in a formal death pose, cast in glass for all to see. So boring, may as well be a statue made of marble. No its value was in the fact that the person was not dead at the time of the making, that they did suffer.
Well I got off the subject. The Kaijitsu Glassworks. We went there after finding a letter in Ameiko Kaijitsu’s room at the Rusty Dragon. It was addressed to her from her supposedly long missing step-brother, asking her to come the their father’s glassworks. The letter was very suspicious, talking about their father working with goblins for some shaky trail of logic.
(Like a hardworking, industrious, successful business man would have the time, or inclination to work with goblins. No, it was obvious, this layabout, shiftless, half-breed son was in league with these goblin creatures and trying to lure his half-sister to him so he could kill both her and their father both, and then come in latter and take over the business for himself.)
We hurried to the glassworks and found the workers dead and goblins still running a muck. We killed them, and then faced this son, but he was very good with his bare hands in a combat, and he seriously hurt several of our party members before we drove him off. We found Ameiko Kaijitsu tied up in one of the storerooms under the glassworks and we found some plans for a much bigger attack of goblins on the village itself. We will get these plans back to the village Mayor so she can deal with it.
I also got to inform Ameiko that she was going to be the sole owner of one of the most important companies in Varisia. That is, once we, the church, confirmed that there were no other claimants and that all her father’s debts had been paid. She seemed in shock from the good news and burst in to tears.