Our heroes waited for the Prosperity halflings (now known as Prosperity Company) to make their decisions, and accepted their terms. Hyacinth ‘Lady Cin’ Dormouth and Rollo Bellweather joined the Order and with six new halfling crewmen they returned to Roller Cay. While waiting, they discovered a log book that seemed to allow communication to some unknown commander. In the end, they forged the phrase “Sails on the horizon. Is that the Dawn Wind?” in the book and then hid it in Quill’s bag.
They were greeted by a strange scorched hole in the seawall and a group of herders at the dock. While they were gone, a galley from the Fangs arrived and issued a proclamation claiming their charter was illegal and any act of governance would be treated most harshly, fired on the wall and looted a haul of pigs. In the end they decided to have the halflings scatter among the dunes, quietly repair the keep, and lie in wait for the party’s return. They natives were not pleased by this turn, and refused to sign on to their charter, but accepted this new fact and left the Well behind.
Fresh winds came with dawn, and the Selkie set sail for Tamryn while the Ember (piloted by Raf) went to Gullet for supplies. In two days travel, they reached Long Island and were escorted into the ‘siege’. Through the course of the day, they were escorted through the ranks from the quarantined inn (Flotsam Arms) to the wizard’s enclave and finally arrived at the magical manse of Valen Zentus, the ‘father’ of Gullet priest Orrin Zentus. They explained their concerns and he was also forthcoming. He told them that Tamryn was important as a focal point, and that he would hate to ‘break’ the impasse for political reasons, but he appreciated their desire to retake the Fangs. In the end he agreed to help them in exchange for their cooperation.
He told them that a bronze dragon (Verisimil) had indeed been doing numerogical research at Marjesty when the library was sealed and had not been heard elsewhere so may very well be locked within. He added that their must be an hidden entrance made by the headmasters as the seal was to be temporary. The only headmaster he was aware of was Lagwyn the Celestine, the former Master of Portents. He has been seen at Pelintar Rock in Saltmeadow, where he appears to be serving the tiefling overlord, First Marshall Danduin.
We broke off as our heroes contemplated the risks of breaking into a tiefling stronghold versus traveling 1200 miles to possibly face an unbreakable seal.