Maester Thad revealed that Orville had been poisoned. So I guess he did not enjoy my performance with too much drink. Apparently someone had slipped some Greycap into his sourleaf. Based on Orville’s interactions the night before, I would say that several people would have motive to see him dead. Our group wasn’t sure if it were a good idea to stay and try to figure out who the murderer is. I feel strongly that the Whents would want to know who killed their son. This Bard is no detective, but I will do my best to piece the clues together and figure this out. I don’t have any good mystery stories to tell at my performances.
After talking with Masha for a little while, Thad and I decide to head downstairs and snoop about. My old feet land tread quietly on the stairs and floor as I sneak into the kitchen. I heard the Maester make a noise as I close the door behind me. I don’t find anything out of the ordinary for a tavern’s kitchen. Next I checked a bedroom door nearby the kitchen. It was locked. Normally I do not condone unlawful acts such as this, but it is to try to solve a murder. My deft hands made quick work of picking the lock and I slipped inside. After searching the room (including a trap door), I left all the belongings as they were, re-locked the door, and made my way out the side door to the stables. Teddy and Maelys exit the tavern carrying the body of Orville and bring into the stable. I knew the right thing to do was to give Orville a proper burial. So the three of us spent a good part of the day digging the grave and honoring his body. I know the searing pain of loss and hope this helps bring peace to the Whent family.
When we return to the inn, and I went back to trying to solve the mystery. I question Bronn about the murder. He says that he doesn’t know who the murderer is, but somehow I feel that he is hiding something…
All of our heads are spinning. We just can’t seem to find the one clue that will blow this case wide open. We’ll just have to keep searching.