True Day, Maeve 3rd to Woe Day, Maeve 4th, 1153 of the Shielded Age
You discussed various options for proceeding with Lady Lawton's case, in the end deciding on taking a ship through the locks to get to the mining town of Lazareen, which is very close to the Lawton Mine, among several others. Lazareen operates as a hub for all these various operations.
While still in Katta, you saw a large group of aristos appraising the Lawton family dock.
Slagwen completed his analysis of the alchemical formula being used by Lady Lawton, and found that it requires two extremely difficult-to-procure ingredients; tincture of Mare Curie, and Sun Sand. The former can only be brought in from Ghyr Mahdud, and Sun Sand is formed only at the Queens' Gate, in the center of the mainland. Both materials are quite expensive.
Ninko made some friends at the dockside bar & grill called "The Solid Pike" by teaching the cook there how to make puff cake.
You all learned that Lord Lawton had taken a ship called the Avorille, a freighter belonging to House Rasika, who are currently on the Convocation.
CatBatman and Inariel met at night to inspect the Lawton dock and found out that it had been heavily reinforced, as if to support extremely weighty cargo.
The next morning, Inariel scries on Lord Lawton, and sees that he is in a stone chamber not unlike a crude cavern-based prison cell, or a room in a dungeon. There is very little around him save for a couple crude tin dishes, like what mine laborers would use, and some dust and loose pebbles.
The next morn, you all set out aboard your chartered boat, the Dorsa, for Lazareen. Upon arriving, you met Lord Lawton's friend Trill, who it turns out is one of The Clend. The gentle giant told you that Lord Lawton came back to his mine because Pech miners had discovered a long vein of Mithral inside it, one long enough to restore his family's fortune many times over.
Trill then gave you a key to a storage unit, and departed.