With only some brief murmured words the guards are forced to take them from the room. The mental effort required to reach out from within their gloom must have been incredible. But it has left them in a state they are unable to exchange conversation and the details of all that has happened so quickly.
Shortly after the healers arrive and are able to tend to Angis and Lyssenia. While the wounds of the young sorceress are easily mended, there appears to be something deeper the healers cannot initially explain. Then a senior priest of light arrives and after examining her says that “There is nothing to worry over. She has the attention of the Ascended and will be well in her time.”
With the dwarves grumbles and offered scoffs the priest try what they can to heal him only to find it does not work. They are instead forced to assign to him poultices and wraps with instructions to bath himself and clean the wound with whiskey twice a day and When the dwarf refuses the ministrations of the priests they do not seem offended at all and allow him to be who he is.
When all is said and done the Capt returns and speaks with the Rangers. “We have arranged for your accommodations in the inn. All will be covered, but with everything going on his Highness will need some time to recover. Please stay in the city while we sort through what we can and make what arrangements we can.
“We have sent men to try and find Farid, but in all honesty our concerns are much higher than that.”
Three Days Latter
Having fully recovered from their ordeal Kind Briggael summons the heroes with a return to the Hall of the King.
On entering you find the room has been cleaned and arranged in a new style, and the king sits in his throne as if to exercise authority find the room surprisingly bare only a score of men and women are present. The King and Queen the begen to speak.
“On this the 17th of Planting Moons 3122 We do hereby honorably recognise The Grey Rangers who come to our need. Saving the lives and souls of His Majesty and Her Majesty on this the 14th of Planting Moons 3122.
“When this Throne was in its most dire need and a time of turmoil had fallen the House we were forced to request aid from without as all within out House had fallen prey to something unknown.
“Without asking price or bartering for position you Grey Rangers and Wardens of Justice came to offer your services, at the risking of your own lives.
“Attacked and injured before even being in our presence you maintained to come to our aid. Rooted out the source of the trouble and were able to remove a great darkness that threatened the lives not only of this Throne, but of all Almahrad. The civil war and strife that could have cost thousands of innocent lives without purpose was averted.
“Because of the nature of what was done and the risk it represents we cannot give you the full honor you deserve in front of all the city. But we can do you some honor.
“Please, prepare yourselves for we wish to present to each of you a gift.”
With these words she then begins to call each of you forward one at a time and offering to you a gift crafted specifically with you in mind.
Once the speech and ceremony is done the Queen says. “Let us visit a bit. For in the morning we wish to share with you what we have learned from going through Dantrenious’s belongings.”