In order to obtain the only known copy of St_Vincis_riddle, the party had to do nothing more than quietly break into a monastery at night and carry it away whistling inconspicuously. What actually happened was a bit different.
Mungus was able to sneak into the vault and take possession of the parchment. He then waited, locked in the vault, for the rest of the party to break him out. After Narrowly making it over the walls of the monastery Otto was able, with the help of a couple of clarity potions, to sneak through the hall ways and eventually to the locked vault door. After some trials and tribulation he was able to unlock the top two locks. With only one down all the pressure in the world was on him… and he failed, so badly in fact that he tripped an alarm/trap that woke those in the monastery and riddled him with darts. Now the fight was on, may the best men run away and rejoice in their success. Otto was able to finish opening the vault to release Mungus.
Otto did some quick thinking and tried to convince the uncharacteristically angry monks that he was in fact there to “test their alarm system” and had been sent by “the boss”. Unfortunately, he was unwittingly telling this story to the boss who supposedly would have sent him, so that didn’t turn out so well. Fortunately, in the ruckus, the rest of the party standing outside heard what was going on and made a timely entrance just in time to see the two rogues flail around comically (hiding behind a painting and blocking lightning bolts with their faces, etc) and both die. Almost. Due to the great effort put forth by Gaylord and Bob the captive and often flirting with death rouges were able to ever so slowly make their way to the door.
Despite being limited by their meager collective conscience which prevented them from killing people who were absolutely innocent and generally good folk, the party was able to fight their way out the back door, seal it shut with a nail if sealing then magic up some horses and ride off into the night with St. Vinci’s riddle intact.
After recovering the royal messenger from her safe house at the monastery (the one we haven’t looted…yet), the party made their way back to the docks, eager to leave all this unpleasantness behind them. As they neared the pier, they stumbled into the middle of a raid by Sahuagin. Gigantus decided to assert his independence and ran towards the nearest group of Sahuagin, even using his “come get some” ability ensuring that he was comfortably surrounded with many, many enemies with nary a party member to be seem. In fine fashion Gigantus pooched one of his first rolls, ending his attack and leaving him in the middle of a group of nasties appreciative of this new self serving buffet they’d stumbled upon. In spite of the failed heroics the party managed to save a few civilians (and party members), kill many Sahuagin, and be thrilled by the competence of the Aboleth is Pants’s new star marine.
MNPs: Bobilius Phett and Gaylord Anaxarchus were nominated to share the award. Any objections, just change it; it’s a wiki. Bryan edit: I also nominate our star marine and I think we should make him a low level NPC for his heroicisivity.