The next morning found the new friends sharing their tales of heroism with the townspeople. A well dressed woman makes her way to the front of the crowd she politely asks the heroes for a moment of their time “My name is Alys I am messenger for councilmember Troyas; Word of your heroism last night has reached the council and he would like to speak with you about these events and further service to our town.”
The group looks at each other and seeing no reason to turn down an invitation Daeniroth politely accepts. They bid the townsfolk farewell and follow the woman to see what the future had in store for them.
As they enter the chambers they are met by Eoffram Troyas a somber half-elf, he begins speaking methodically,“I understand each of you performed exceptionally well in service of Brindol. I would like to explain our situation to you and ask for your service again. Last night along with all the damage to the town, the raiders took seven people; Kartenix the guard captain, his 8-year-old son Thurann, Jalissa an acolyte of Ioun, Sertanian, the castellan of the Hall of Great Valor, a cook Mirtala, Adronsius an alchemist, and a crazy old witch Zerriksa. They have little connection to each other and they seem to have been taken at random. They also stole several artifacts from the Hall of Great Valor most have little or no intrinsic value. They’re museum pieces from the Red Hand invasion many years ago. But the sentimental value to our town is immense. We cannot send guardsmen so soon after the events of last night for a rescue attempt, the towns survival is most important but we would like you, proven heroes to go and find these people. We can offer you 200 gold pieces for the return of the captives and hopefully more for the any of the artifacts you can return.”
“May we have a moment to consider?” asks Deneroth. The group huddled together in the corner and after a short round of discussion they agreed that helping retrieve the missing townsfolk and possibly strike a blow against a new foe to the Elsir Vale would be a worthy task of their individual and now collected skills.
“Fantastic! (The adventures notice a visible shift as he seems relieved they’ve accepted his proposal) The town guards were able to capture one of the raiders last night, go to the town green with this letter and the guards will let you question him for information.”