As the party left the temple, they were told that they were free to move about the city as long as they stayed out of the Ironworks district. While walking through the market, they noticed a merchant beating a woman with a bronze ring around her neck. The party talked to the merchant and discovered that this was a slave that had messed up a delivery. The merchant explained that while he was aware that towns outside of Bramwald didn’t agree with slavery, it worked well for the town, and the party should mind their own business.
The party decided to look into this more and asked where they could acquire a slave. The merchant directed the party to the worker registration building. The party found that different caste of slaves wore different types of rings. Bronze was the most common and was the lowest tier worker. Silver was more uncommon and usually designated to less demanding tasks. Gold rings were the highest and typically reserved for diplomats and other high ranking members of the community. The party decided to purchase a silver tiered slave and were given Aldross, an older woman who had been doing housework for a noble in town.
Aldross explained to the party that while slaves used to have almost all of the rights other citizens of Bramwald have, there was a slave revolt 20 years ago that ended that. After the failed revolt, slaves were under closer watch and many of their freedoms were taken away as punishment. The party was told that there was a slave leader that could be found in the Irornworks district that is working on improving the conditions for slaves. If one or two party members took a slave with them, traveling to the Ironworks would be less suspicious.
The party decided to free Aldross and in return, Aldross decided to assist the party with information. Anialav and Elleron decided that Anialav would wear Aldross’s silver ring and have Elleron escort her into the slave district. There they found Certis, the slave leader. After talking with Certis and convincing him of their intentions of sparking another slave revolt, a skeptical Certis told them that there was an abandoned armory on the outskirts of town where some weapons and armor were stored during the original slave revolt. He mentioned that the place had been overrun, but if it could be cleared to the entrance, Certis might be able to recover some items to assist in a revolt. Elleron and Anialav decided to help and left to inform the rest of the party.
On the way out of the Ironworks, Elleron and Anialav were ambushed by slave bandits. Nearly killed, the two were able to escape, but had to give up their gold in return.
In the meantime, another group of bandits surprised the rest of the party, who had been sleeping in the inn. The party was able to fight off the bandits just as Anialav and Elleron returned to the inn. The party was brought to speed on the plan to help the slaves and decided to move forward with it the next day.