A few days after the unlikely events that brought them together, Thorial, Raven Mourner, Zephyr and Poly had again separated during their time in Rinn:
Though the rainy-season hadn’t begun yet, the festival was well under way; and Thorial was partaking of the sights, sounds, merchants and events therein.
Raven Mourner began the day at the Wand & Scepter Tavern, along with Zephyr. While Raven Mourner was enjoying a morning drink, Zephyr was flaunting his shiny new set of armor to the locals, having purchased it with the spoils won from the kobold kidnappers.
Poly had returned to her home in Baravar’s Hollow after the events with the kobolds, and had earned some bragging rights with the residents there. At the present, however, she was in Rinn to partake of the festival. As she was browsing the merchants (some being fellow gnomes), Poly spotted a small black-and-white bird in front of one of the merchant stands, looking expectantly back at her. Upon closer inspection, she found a small scroll tied to the bird’s leg. The scroll read:
I trust you have arrived well. I know that you are preparing for the festival, but I need Yellow Petany, and quickly. I can give you another pair of enchanted baubles as payment if you can bring me eight ounces of the herb within the week. Do not cut them from the root; I need the specimens to be whole.
As the bird flew away, Poly decided that she needed help in tracking down Everia, and began to round up her unlikely companions. Once together, the group asked around and scoured the town, apparently always a few steps behind their missing halfling. Realizing the prompt need of the letter’s writer, the party decided to leave a note for Everia, and acquire the letter’s request themselves.