The party entered the hideout of the Lotus Dragons through a trapdoor. An observant rogue identified and warned her allies of a simple yet insidious poison needle on the ladder. In a large cave split by a deep crevice, rowdy thieves and pirates enjoyed a meal. The group moved in and dispatched them quickly. They discovered a tiefling in a smoky haze who identified himself as Namunatl Sesk, the leader of Sasserine's Inkers Guild. He was being forced to give magical tattoos to guild members. Dispute his situation, he was content to sit with his hookah and smoke while the group continued with their mission.