Keep on path to Fallcrest. Get close, sky get dark, air get cold. G’Narsh and Camile see, look at one another. They see before. Wagon keep going, G’Narsh draw weapons in cart. Wagon keep going, still feel good to see Fallcrest walls in distance.
Still outside Fallcrest, see many tents. Many locals in tents, coming, going. G’Narsh see orest Narama, Baron, Barstomun Strongbeard, many others. Yell to Orest as he pass his stand, say he sold bad hammer long ago. Orest say he not know of bad hammer. G’Narsh throw broken hammer grip on table. Orest still say he not know, G’Narsh get out of cart and walk at Orest. Orest call guards, Boraheen say stop. We go. G’Narsh get back in cart, not see Orest wink at Camile.
Boraheen ask locals about tents, why locals out of town. Find people displaced, they claim runes appear outside town, then monsters come. Monsters scare people out of town. People say check with Baron, we go to Baron’s tent. It easy to spot, many jewels, pretty tent, very big. Boraheen mock Baron tent, see people under trees, no tent. Give pelts from cart to people under trees. G’Narsh sit on chest, say he not give big pelt away.
Get to Baron tent, G’Narsh still have weapons drawn, follow Boraheen, flash fake Fallcrest seal. Guards not care. Boraheen tell Baron about cart and Amara Azare. Baron say he not know about her dealings, just her business. Discuss giving pelts to town to provide, since winter coming. G’Narsh want to sell pelts, Boraheen not like idea. G’Narsh keep owlbear pelt.
Keep talking, ask about runes around town. Baron say wife know magic, talk about runes being portals, portals bring armies. Boraheen ask about armies, how many, where. Baron say portals still open, so army growing, only know they take town. Boraheen offer our help, G’Narsh rolls eyes, know not get paid. Baron say look for Maloreth. He missing, strange man, study strange magic in old mage tower, former mage guild in Fallcrest. Guards notice G’Narsh acting funny, take steps back, reach for weapons. Boraheen calm guards, say G’Narsh just anxious to fight.
We accept quest, find information about armies, portals and check tower for Maloreth. Baron give Boraheen sword. It old war sword from Baron, have magic. G’Narsh think it worth much, Boraheen keep to use. Baron say it not much use to him anymore. We take spot with locals, camp for night near fire. Next morning, eat ration breakfast, notice sun still not rise, still cold out.
Boraheen give cart and pelts to town, tell them keep warm. Leave for tower, still dark skies. On road attacked by see-through bushes. Bushes from far-realm look like tentacles, G’Narsh see before. Long time ago, at Torchlight. Say they fell-taints. Hakule know them too, evil magic, bring worse magic if stay alive. Boraheen try to kill bush, attack go through bush. Mage, Camile and Hakule throw magic, burn and freeze bushes. Fell-taints dead, keep moving to town, see mage tower in distance. Air get warmer as we approach town. Get clammy too.