The party arrived in Yorkin and parked the Sky Bitch outside of the city walls. After meeting with Sentinel Wilkins, they found out that Geshtai had recently unleashed her wroth upon the village due to a sacrifice not being made. 13 were killed in the destruction.
After leaving the Sentinel’s tower, the party split to visit their respective friends and contacts in Yorkin.
Moor visited the church and Aldun Snipes, where he helped the priest dry out books using prestidigitation that had been soaked during the storm. He then discussed his parentage with Aldun who was very taken aback by Moor’s revelation. Moor told him he could not tell anyone about this, but Aldun seemed reluctant to agree not to say anything. Moor then saw a book with a sword wreathed in flames. Upon further investigation the book seems to describe a sword matching the description of Iracundus Lux that an Eriwaldian had used in the past to solidify his power. Moor asked Aldun if he could have the book, but Aldun offered to sell it to Moor. Moor said that he helped Aldun dry out the books and that he should be able to have the book in exchange for his help. Aldun denied his request citing that Moor merely accomplished what Pelor’s power would have done in a few hours anyway. moor decided to pay 5gp for the book, and with his excitement of finding a lead to his birthright he commissioned an article of clothing with the sword wreathed in flamed emblazoned upon it. After which, Moor went to the docks where he called upon Pelor (1 Hero Point) and Pelor answered. Moor pleaded for Pelor to help Arden. Pelor refused stating that war was coming; he had to prepare. Moor again asked that Pelor spare some of his light for the world. Pelor responded, “I already have, Moor. You are that light.” Pelor then left Moor with an ominous message, “The darkness draws near.” Needless to say this divine revelation shook Moor and he has been brooding since.
Shadow visited the tavern and gained intel that Followers of Geshtai plan to make an appropriate sacrifice to quell their deity. He gained an in and informed the party that should we wish to stop this from happening, he can infiltrate the cult.
Linux visited his mentor, Percival the Wizard. Percival was very excited to see Linux and Tycho. After a brief conversation about Necrolithe, Linux and Percival began a walk to the airship. Residents of Yorkin gave Linux incredibly ugly looks, likely due to the Boys being the cause of the sacrifices stopping. Linux mentioned Hidalgo’s mask to Percival, which caused both to go back to the magic shop, where Percival gave Linux a journal that belonged to another Phoenixborn. He had a vision of being killed by the Voice of Arden, Master Edmond. Before dying, the Phoenixborn saw that Master Edmond took on the face of the person writing the journal and said “The Master shall become the apprentice; you will one day become the Voice of Arden.” Linux also acquired a magic staff before leaving to the Sky Bitch.
Arthur went to visit Tom Thomson, who was thrilled to see Arthur. He mentioned that the village attempted to take his half-elf grand son with the last Geshtai attack. He also asked if Arthur received all of the schematics that were sent to towns along the way. He gave Arthur a copy of all the schematics that the Boys missed along the way to the Keep. Arthur showed Tom to the airship, where he invited him and his family to stay to keep them safe from the followers of Geshtai.
Also mentioned: The Vulgar Horse had been shut down, the Followers of Geshtai meet in The Blue Smile, Arthur also fought in the Coliseum and won four out of his five rounds.