Charmed Light is enjoying her tea alone, a brief moment of respite as a guest in Whispering Reeds home.
Her host, Burden of Mercy, and Ripple In Still Water enter the room to join her.
Suddenly Charmed can see in her cup the reflection of Blood Spattered Blossom behind her. Then five hobgoblins crash through the walls and she whips around to see the Fair Folk Warrior there about to pounce.
Like lightning Ripple snatches her up and runs at full tilt away from her would be captor. They all engage in glorious combat against the Wyld’s minions. In the moments it appears the group will be the most triumphant, Blood Spattered Blossom fires his Nightmare Bow into the air causing gossamer droplets of light to rain from the cieling. This causes all the hobgoblin minions to twist, contort, and shapeshift into his exact duplicate.
“This was a test, and next time my dear, this is how you shall be confronted,” the Fair Folk said to her as he stared into her eyes.
Charmed Light awakens covered in a cold sweat.
She looks over to see Little Moon is perched in her open window, illuminated by the light of her namesake. The young girls has braved the Walls with the help of her Strix companion.
The two young women share each other’s company and bond as Charmed Light shares with Little Moon knowledge about life and clothing within the walls.
Whispering Reeds is awakened by one of his servants about the comotion upstairs in his guest’s room. he checks in on the girls and is a bit exasperated. he gives a rather strained lecture on manners and using the front door. Then they all finally turn in for a morning nap.
Meanwhile in Indra Lovely Breath seeks a new job as a Messenger, as she belives that maybe more safe than continuing to pursue being a Scout. She is hired by Timid Tempest, whom works for the Minister of the Guard. He gives her a package to deliver to Whispering Reeds in U~esuto.
Burden of Mercy, whom just had turned in his report to the Quartermasters about the situation with Charmed Light and her brother, goes to meetup with Lovely Breath to ask for her help with the situation back East dealing with The Hungry Devils. Lovely Breath declines cooly, saying she has a job now and isn’t really interesting in getting involved in dangerous things. This alarms Burden a bit as it doesn’t seem typical of her. over conversation he discovers she is going out east as well. So he offers her fast transport via his new Wind Elemental companion, she gladly accepts.
They travel to U~esuto and quickly metup with Ripple In Still Water. he and Lovely Breath talk and he learns that some offhanded comments he made, convinced her to give up on being a Scout for a more “safe occupation”. Ripple is flabberghasted as all he wanted was for her to be an Arbiter with him, but she makes it clears she never wanted to be an Arbiter.
Burden is troubled by all this as they arrive at the Estate of Whispering Reed. The group arrives just in time for breakfast cooked by Cinder Cone. Lovely breath delivers her package to Reed and attempts to simply leave. However, Cinder Cone insists the girl stay using her Matronly aura to draw in the girl.
The entire group shares breakfast and it is a colorful interaction. There are many side conversations, sharing of outfits, and plans made for the day. They all travel to the Temple of Amara in the District to give an offering to The Thrice Blessed Goddess as Ripple In Still Water wishes to request one of his two Divine Favors.
Charmed Light offers the goddess a prayer with the aid of Burden of Mercy. The resulting prayer is answered and Ripple’s tiger claws are blessed with a Bane against Fair Folk.
Some discussion is had afterwards and it is discovered that Little moon knows about a mystical door on the Walls that leads to the outside. Ripple eagerly asks that she show him. Together, they find the stairs leading to the top of the outer Wall and explore where it would be located. Little moon is able to discern its location. With the help of Burden’s Zephyr and Shiro the Owl, they all are able to fly down safely to where the door would be.
Burden of mercy however is the last down and is caught by a Guardian Patrol. There is a brief, tense confrontation where Burden is almost thrown off the wall. However through his force of personality he handles it and Zephyr carries him down with no harm.
They all examine the wall and Little Moon through her sorcerous knowlege descerns only channeled essence or a secret password with open the door.
As everyone begins venting their frustration, Whispering Reed step forward and say the secret word as he puts his hand on the wall and the door mystically opens. He smiles confidantly as he recalls the information in the package delivered to him by Lovely Breath. Which contained all of Fours Songs transactions, accomplicies, and pass codes for his smuggling operation.
Together they all enter the tunnel inside the Wall…
The group bravely heads down and discovvers a vast tunnel with sconces that have torches that light up whenever they pass them. The path lead down to a staircase leading down underground. They emerged from a doorway in an alley way in the under-district town. Here was an entire town of people living underground in cold, wet, and cramped quarters.
They all talked about where to go next. Charmed Light performed an augury to determine how they should proceed. her prophesy revealed that they would face “five fold strife”, but so long as they all worked together they would succeed at discovering and sealing the Waypoint they belived was being guarded by the 4971 Hungry Devils.
While ther was some trepidation from Ripple in Still Water and Lovely Breath, they all agreed to go under stealth to infultriate the Hungry Devils hideout and find the Waypoint orb. They all successfuly slipped in through various tricks and went unseen by all the Hungry Devils like ghosts in the night. They carefully went down the basement steps of the hideout and found the orb surrounded by a prayer rope that shieled from Wyld Energies.
Though the use of Dreamers spell the Mists of Eventide, the five well armed guards surrounding the orb were put to sleep.
Shortly thereafter Charmed Light gave up a powerful prayer to Amara. Whom heeded her call and send out her powerful divine might to send threads of the Wall’s sacred stone from the ground and seal the waypoint in a solid orb.
The orb fell to the ground and Ripple caught it. They quietly made their out of the Warehouse, but not before Dreamer used her command of the Guards dreams to send them upstairs to attack their fellow Hungry Devils as they made there escape.
Once up above, Lovely Breath, shaken by the events of the evening fled the group to hop the first bardge leaving for the Capital.
Dreamer called upon her strix Shiro and flew her way home to the Forest beyond the Wall.
The rest retired to the home of Whispering Reeds.
A quiet end to an eventful day.