The PC’s arrive early evening to the inn A New Hope which is owned by Belloq. Patrick has a faint memory of him but dismisses it. They feel welcome and Belloq serves them well. Raven digs up the name of Vilhem, an elder the knows of Alexander Castle and the rest of the gang. Raven leaves to question him. Bors goes down to the harbour pub, as does Galahad who bargains for a charter to Oriab.
Raven tries to find out what he can about their parents what when he discovers that his birth-mother is still alive in Seawell, Avalon he hurries to meet her. Their happy reunion reveals that she owes money to Oskilith who has been pushing for payment. Raven settles the score with him and makes plan with his mother to have a dinner for the the PC’s and their entourage the next evening.
Galahad makes arrangements for the charter and returns to the inn. Alain went and found Vilhem and invited him to the inn for the feast. The PC’s questioned him about Alexander Castle and the rest of the parents, Carl Harold Hobb, Toby Lundgren,Beorn Eliander, Joshua Williams and Irena Williams, and of course Malaghant who Vilhem told had married Lena, the Queen of the North – quite in contrary to Morgause as the knights had proclaimed.
During the conversation about Malaghant, Galahad angrily stated that Malaghant had, according to some of the older knight ( Lot and Lord Balin in particular) Malaghant had abandoned them to follow some “skirt”. Angelina was deeply offended and stormed to her room, telling Galahad off for his demeaning remarks. Dagonet went looking for Bors, partly to join him for the remainder of the evening.
Galahad went to Angelina room to apologies for his behaviour. Raven returned and told everyone of the dinner next evening, he then went upstairs to tell Angelina. He ran into Galahad exiting her room and, being late in the evening, thought that Galahad and Angelina had slept together. He confronted Galahad on the matter, but they misunderstood one another, Galahad believing him to refer to his offence earlier on. Galahad left embarrassed about his remark toward Malaghant’s wife and Raven left thinking Galahad and Angelina to be a couple.
Morra approaches Raven with a job. He told him about a merchant in the city who refused to pay his protection fee, claiming he did not need it. Morra had dispatched a few ruffians who had promptly gone missing. He wanted to try one last time to bargain with merchant before involving the assassins and gave Raven full access to talk sense into the men.
Raven accept and went to see the merchant, who was a leather-worker. Raven recognized his father work in the merhcant’s shop. The merchant was Loren and he had added his insignia on the leather, a small white stag.
Raven introduced himself as representative of the Guild and offered to let all the debt for the protection disappear and he would only start to pay this month and so forth. Loren was polite and charismatic and declined his offer, stating it was the principle matter for him. Payment would not be made to bullies and he would stand tall, and accept which ever consequences would arise (unknowingly echoing Grimfang’s battle honour). Raven tried as he might to convince him, without ever threatening him, but to no avail. As a parting gift, Loren gave him leather belt, made by Beorn and marked by Loren.
Morra offers Raven to take out Loren, but Raven refuses. Morra notices and mentions the influence
Grimfang is having on Raven but says that it is good. A few weeks later a new merchant has acquired the shop and is paying the fee to the Guild.