Early that morning, Rurik, along with his followers, took Rai’en‘s corpse some distance out of Glenfaire to perform the ritual of resurrection. Back in town, the body of a flower girl was found, her throat sliced cleanly. The captain of the guard ordered the gates sealed as soon as possible. Luckily, Rurik returned before then with the risen Rai’en.
As Mez and Lorian approached the sealed gates, the guards stepped forward, blocking their path. Mez did what he could to diffuse the situation, revealing to Lorian his knowledge of the human tongue. Feeling betrayed, she fought with him, eventually storming back to the tavern where the others waited. This outburst earned the elves a shadowing guard for the rest of the day.
The following morning, Rurik aided the investigation using his power to speak with the dead flower girl. She revealed little, as her attacker had come from behind. However, her cryptic phrases revealed that she had been killed with two blades and that her dragon-scale broach was now gone. With this information, the guards opened the gates once more, searching all who left the town.
The party gathered to leave, but as they approached the gates, Lorian remembered she had wanted to buy some food for the road. She sent them ahead, promising to catch up. Having learned of other exits from Glenfaire, Lorian was able to slip out of town without consequence – but with some small purchase from an elven vendor.
When they finally arrived in Solaena and their bounty collected, Lorian learned of a human rider that had come through, adding a wanted poster on the bounty board. She knew already that it was her own, but luckily only Mez and Wren followed her to the posting. Wren pulled it down, handing the crumpled paper to her – on the condition that he could trust her.
They discussed that night what plans lay before them, ignoring the new bounty. With the poachers long dead and likely carried off by wolves, and with no clues to Godren’s whereabouts, they considered the City of Fountains, just a few days away.