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2:30am Val’s house…
“It’s now 2:30am. It took a while to get the horses stabled, acquire the rooms, and get yourselves fed and aled up. Can someone lend Dozus some gold pieces? He needs one hundred of them to enact his find familiar ritual upstairs in his room. A brass brazier, the catnip, basil, savory, mint, nightshade, monkshood, and dried lamb’s ear you can get in the inn, but you need to burn 100 gps worth of the herbs and other stuff during the summoning. Good luck, hope you don’t get a shrew…”
“Meanwhile most of you are in your respective rooms by now. The unsavory types mentioned earlier, a group of six cowled travelers immediately retired upstairs to their rooms. Downstairs only Chok and MysticMoon remain at the bar, drinking competitively. EchoMirage is in the taproom as well, suffering from her chronic sleeplessness. Scras, the Lady Karkayla invited you to her room discreetly earlier. Do you accept her invite? Careful Scras, you're a paladin, all those lovely powers start going away as soon as you stray from the path of righteousness...Valadaar our unassuming thief, by the way, is nowhere to be seen as per usual.”
“Few minutes later….Lucky senses it first and emits his low growl. He smells many men, dozens on horseback, the unmistakable sound of many hooves in the night. Bit late for lots of hooves, travelling quickly apparently, too quickly for night-time, towards the inn."
The players were getting a bit sleepy. Outside the earlier drizzle had turned into machine-gun rain, creating a strangely soothing rhythmic beat. The candle was almost burned down now. The professor had a gleam in his eye.