The party finds it’s way to Three Pines Ford there, they rest and recuperate while hoping to find passage to Ustalav.
Faydra takes the time to work on her magical enhancement skills, and succeeds in making her own weapon magically sharp. After showing her progress to the party Tavius and Faeron request personal enhancements. Faydra takes them on happily, as they are practice for her personal, more powerful, crafting goals.
Faeron takes the time to research the Knights of Ozem, the Bloodstones, and what to expect in their travels. He finds that the Knights are perhaps Proud to a fault, in a streak of bad luck, but otherwise faithful and loyal. That is except for one.
Sa’ar interrupts Faeron’s research with a rude awakening one morning. It turns out he’s been tasked with a inquisition into the order by itself. He asks Faeron for his version of the events in Woodsocket after their return. Then explains that Horatio’s unit recovered Ghuzmaar’s armor. On their way to Vigil Horatio himself to slaughtered many of his comrades, and donned the armor, becoming Ghuzmaar risen. Sa’ar explained that he would take inform the Knights of Ozem of the party’s innocence in the matter, and left.
A few days later, everything fell apart. The vessel they planned to use drifted into sight on fire, and broken, only to sink before rescue ships could arrive. Then, before the party could even start the process of finding another way north, the town falls under attack.