In the woods where we are looking for the blue flowers we find, in the remains of the montster girl, a heavy pearl that matches the one Sarah’s. The priestess girls are shady about what they know, and one faints(gina) and the other(stayva) leaves us alone in the woods. As we come back into town nedkus summons some priestesses to help the fainted girl. They rush off, and Nedkus gives us a book with the blue flowers from where Kaia disappeared pressed into the pages.
The High Priestess (Dalmuti) is shady about details of why they need the flowers. We try to get a tour of the church and they wont see us until tmorrow. Carolyn and I go to buy fancy clothes for tea and dinner. Sarah and Meghan find Tibestus’ corpse back in the woods.
The clothier is Ixis Utul, he’s some kind of witch magician clothier who came from the east and is very old and has furry ears and tail.
They re-bury the corpse, and we arrive for tea, but sarah and Meghan don’t make it back in time.
We are greeted by Ursula, who is disapproving of our absent companions. We see many unsettling paintings the largest is a scary painting of Harkus Kort (the progenitor) who is standing on the head of a wolf and holding a spear. Ursula is not interested in explaining the paintings to us. We arrive at the reception room,
Sarah and Meghan arrive in the inn to find the sheriff talking to a recently arrived (since we went into the woods) caravan. All the guards and nedkus and some hired guards are having a meeting in the common room. They spy on the meeting.
||the harvest festival, the festival of gold||
the sheriff has hired on some help to keep out trouble. A couple of the mercs have some orc body part trophies (scalps). there is an elf with skin similar to sarah’s (who notices them spying).
Only one council member is going to meet with us. A small woman (who has a portrait in the hall we saw) She has a small cane, Karstons Court is her name. She doesnt part with any information readily. She does claim that all the murder is done with and that she does not agree with Gideon. She doesn’t want him to bring change. She says “we havent lost ANYTHING” when asked about the decrease in industry. When asked about losing lives she (genuinely) tears up and is sad about the loss of lives. with that, we head back to the inn
They run into the mercs with the trophies! They get insulted, and deal with it gracefully! BUt the mercs attack them anyway! We summarily trounce them (without killing) and we find that the trophies are deer skin dyed to look like orc scalps. A lot of people saw us kick their butts.