So Many Questions!
The party went north of Zerhun into the farming communities and found an inn with baths. There were lots of questions, but not many answers as to where you’d be going next or even why you were invited into Azadmere.
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Sir Kjarri of Setara waits for the Hru to awaken, then tries to get it to spar with him. Nothing much happens except the Hru copying Kjarri’s moves. All of a sudden the Hru looks away and runs off. A messenger bird arrives and the party is informed that there is a boiling of gargun headed towards town. The party goes out to help defend.
They manage to kill all the gargun with the help of the Hru. A helm, a ring and a mang are collected from the corpses. Sir Tirn of Selvos discovers that the ring is some kind of scrying device, and manages to shut it down.
Tirn speaks with the Hru and learns that there are “black coins” where life does not flow: it refers to the shadows the party is seeking. One of the dwarfs brings the party to talk with one of the human guards and tells them about the village of Hogsbottom which has lost its priest. One of the coins may be found in the area as well.
The dwarf is a priest of Asmodeus, and he brings the group to an inn for dinner. He tells them that about a month ago Hogsbottom sent a message to the dwarfs that their Peonian priestess disappeared; the town is run by Holden Isakay the blacksmith. The party will leave tomorrow to investigate the town, with the help of the human guard Hervé. The priest offers us a blessing, and they call it a night.
The next morning, Kjarri and Maketa Seenaë Dyren head out to the local shrine, near yesterday’s battle site. After a very good breakfast, the party heads to the dock to head out to Hogsbottom.
A short time later, they arrive in that village across the lake. There are 12 homes, some outbuildings and a couple of barns. They are told of the disappearance of the priestess Filia, and they perform a mass for the people. Kjarri performs psychometry on the cart, and gets an image of something big and strong striking the cart and ripping off the tarp, and an impression of a strong wind.