The party took the one surviving farmer prisoner and escorted him back to town along with the bodies of the other farmers and Carlanis. Carlanis’ loot was kept by the party, most of the farmers’ possessions were returned to the town with the exception of a crossbow and bolts.
The town constable, Garyld, met the party as we forded the river into town. We had the surviving farmer give the details of the attack, then we filled in the rest. The constable apologized for the mishap and alerted the party that another problem had arisen – the Mayor’s daughter, Jelenneth, had disappeared. The party went to the tavern, The Baron of Mutton, to gather information. Kirein investigated Jelenneth’s roon at the tavern. Jelenneth is also the betrothed of the the tavern owner’s son, Andren. Jelenneth is also a student of Tauster in Thurmaster. No sign of struggle was found in her room, and she had left her spell reagents on the floor under the bed. Also, the door and window were locked from inside. Dirkaster feels that Jelenneth may have left on her own to go to Tauster in Thurmaster.
The party split up and went searching for Jelenneth, as the local citizenry were. The group of Korbrarmil, Jianna, and Kirein encountered a large, rabid dog which attacked their group. Jianna and Kirein contracted rabies, and Kirein was severely wounded. Nothing was found for evidence in the High Moor area, nor near the tavern. The party spent the night at the tavern for free, courtesy of the mayor, Andalar.
The party met a dwarf at the tavern the next day, named Old Grizzler. They bought him an ale and listened to his story of how the town militia had defeated the local humanoid population (lizard men and hobgoblins) which had marauded the town some years ago. Old Grizzler mentioned Squire Marlin in Thurmaster.
The party visited the Temple of Torm in Milborne, then resupplied for the journey to Thurmaster with 2 days’ rations and 20 days’ feed for the mule. On the journey to Thurmaster, the party encountered a krenshar and defeated it.
At the town gate of Thurmaster, the party was met by guards who brought Squire Marlin out who questioned the party, and regarded Korbrarmil suspiciously for his skin color, fearing he might be a lizard man. The party gained entrance into the town and proceeded to Tauster’s tower.
There was a loud commotion inside on the party’s arrival. Korbrarmil, Jianna, and Kirein went in, as the rest of the party stabled the mule and guarded the chest being delivered. Tauster was inside, yelling at 4 mephits who were fighting each other just inside the first room. The party helped Tauster return the 4 mephits to their cages using nets and grappling them into submission.