Wil, Vist, and Jon land in Breven on an early spring morning. Vist goes off on his own while Jon and Wil find the Helm at Highsun and order food and drink to refresh them after their long journey. They are soon joined by Vist, Alistair, who has returned from the north, and encounter Torinn, who is insistent that the signs have led him here. The group is soon surrounded by the lunch-time crowd and Wil signs them all up for a drinking contest, which Torinn dominates. After gaining the respect of those around them through booze, they learn that not all is well in Breven, and odd things have been afoot. As the crowd disperses, they wander out to find a place to stay, and settle on the Singing Sword, Breven’s only true inn.
The group disperses to go out on the town and interact with the locals and take care of personal tasks. Vist and Wil head to the bathhouse so Vist can flex his political muscles, Torinn promises to return at the next dawn and heads to the Allfaith’s Shrine, and Jon and Alistair hung out at the Singing Sword after Jon’s unsuccessful run-in with Mother Yagatha.
When they re-group that night they share what they’ve learned. Also Vist brings Wil a crumpet.
The next morning Torinn shows up at dawn at the Singing Sword, as promised, and inserts himself into the group as the crowd around them grows, full of locals who have come to gawk and request help with their various issues and ills. After speaking with the crowd, they again disperse, with Alistair heading to Morlando Gauekl’s to gamble and pick up on local gossip while the rest of the group planned their next move. Vist calls in Constable Harbuck, thoroughly confuses him, and extracts information and belongings of the missing delegation before attempting a Scrying spell which is quickly shut down.
Overall, they learn of:
• Reports of ghosts outside of town
• Bandits on the southern road
• A plague affecting the wildlife around Lance Rock
• New graves dug and filled out in the Slumber Hills
• Strange masked figures watching the quarry in the evenings
• A ring of thieves settling in upriver
• A delegation of ambassadors that went missing almost 6 months ago have been recently sighted around Beliard
o They are alive, but imprisoned somewhere windowless
o Sighted by two people heading towards Beliard
• Rancid butter at the Lockley Farm
The group settles in to decide on their next move as evening falls.