7th Rebirth, 56 FE
Saldar asks the PCs who they are and why they are there. Vashti presents herself saying that normally she works as a messenger, but is currently out or work due to trouble with another firm. GuUshal presents himself, and says that he’s a wandering orc from Hammerrock. Leila introduces herself as traveler from Izan. Saldar inquires curiously about their origins. Saldar also compliments Shivv’Sha
Vashti comments the duration of the rain, and Saldar remarks that he hasn’t kept track of it. Saldar appears to have no body inside his robe. GuUshal comments this, and asks why he is hiding, to which he replies that this is what he has to present. Saldar invites the PCs to explore freely, except for the armoury, which is guarded, and declares that he will retreat to his private quarters.
The PCs then go exploring. GuUshal asks a servant to take him to the library, where he looks for a book containing records of Sedonian heraldry. He locates a history of nobility, only a few centuries old. He fails to find any really useful information in this book, but is given three more by the librarian. To help him get through the books, he gets the servant to fetch him some (very strong) brandy. He finds some interesting words here and there, but figures he needs help deciphering the content.
Meanwhile, Vashti and Leila go exploring the ground floor, starting with the South Wing. First, they look at the bramble pattern on the floor in the entrance hall. Leila draws the brambles. During their exploring, Leila draws a map. They get through some study rooms and end up in a common room where they find a lot of old games and decoration. Leila gets caught up, and by lunchtime, they return to the apartment, to which GuUshal has also returned.
After lunch, Leila helps GuUshal decdipher the books, while Vashti goes exploring and mapping further in the South Wing. Vashti finishes mapping the South Wing a bit before dinner time, and she returns to the apartment. A servant delivers an invitation from Saldar, who asks them to join him for dinner in the Great Hall.