- Elara rises early and heads to the battlements. Summoning Nyx, she takes to the skies. After an hour of aerial acrobatics, the cold wind and winter’s breath chills her mount. She bonds with her on a cliff overlooking the ruins of Gwarch.
- Aedan starts his day searching for Garthos Bei Fong. He finds him in the family’s arboretum, tending to his herb garden. Aedan asks after the three-headed dragon Calastryx, curious if it is the “six eyed beast” mentioned in the rhyme given to him by the servants of his deity. While Garthos agrees with Aedan’s supposition, he has very little concrete information with which to support it.
He inquires after the arcane heaters Garthos is using to heat his garden. Garthos explains that it is tied to the strange purple stone that Gwarch is famous for, which has the ability to channel arcane properties. Aedan asks if he could obtain a sample of the stone for use in providing heat to Nyx in the winter cold. Garthos agrees and sends a slab to Aedan’s chambers.
- Moira awakens in her room and, setting a chair out to watch the rising sun, pauses to meditate and pray on the fates of the late King Foril and the missing Crown Prince Irvel. As she offers her prayers she receives a vision. Seated in a vast shadowed hall upon a throne of bones, a blindingly bright brazier suspended above the hall, she sees the hall doors open. A sword floats into the hall: it is Ansrivarr, the Blade of Memory, traditionally wielded by the Kings of Cormyr. Taking the sword, she places it on a set of massive scales weighted by a Raven’s feather. The sword and the feather balance, upon which the weapon dissolves into a mist and is absorbed by the brazier.A second sword appears: it is Orbyn, the Edge of Justice, weapon of the leader of Cormyr’s military. As she takes this new sword, suddenly a bell tolls out far beyond the confines of the hall. The weapon pulls itself from her grasp, leaving behind only the grip as the tang pulls itself loose. It flies from the hall, returning from whence it came, the massive doors slamming behind. Moira is jarred from her vision, realizing that at least an hour has passed since she entered the dreamlike state. She tells her father what she has seen and rushes to the common room to consult with the party.
- Aedan, Elara, and Moira meet for a lengthy discussion about how to proceed. The joint armies of the Bei Fong and Bloospear groups have a supply shortage and must make a plan of action. While the party wants to further investigate Daggerburg Fortress, the pressing threat to Arabel demands attention. The party decides to take a small fighting force of 20-30 troops to Daggerburg, while sending the main army for the Gnoll Pass before winter hits full force preventing passage.
It is then that they realize that Moira, to maintain the unity they have fought to instill in the armies, must leave the party and lead the army to Arabel…