"Hey is someone there?" Falwin hears a voice coming from the garrish stone in his hand with a big A emblazoned on it.
He didn't disagree with the notion. Falwin was not a big fan of traps. Or walking ahead.
Well, thanks. By the way, you said I gotta eliminate Vanifer but can I try to hire everyone who works for her? Could make this recruiting thing faster.
He then knocked the door.
After learning of the other wagon maker, Lola makes her way across town to where Therlon is. Once she finds his place, she taps at the door with the butt of her wand against the door. If she finds that this doesn't work, she just goes ahead and knocks.
"Sir Thelorn?" she asks when he answers the door. Lola gives a truncated curtsey. "My name is Lola Bellevue, I had a quick question for you about a merchant looking for a Druid in the mountains?"
"Maybe next time don't come with with an all pumpkin spice menu big guy, opening was a disaster." says the Drow in the corner, while he speaks the drow maintains a smiling grin without moving his mouth and the weird tenticle on his shoulder with rubys for eyes seems to speak for him.
"At least the kids liked it..."
"I'm Rosie Beestinger, the Cartographer," Rosie pulls up the sleeve of her robe as she is introduces herself. "Feel free to visit me after work sometime," she says winking at Falwin.
Walnut takes out a form and says, "Dunbar's quarterly perfomance review is next week, but he's out in the field. Once you've filled out the form properly, bring it back and we'll submit add it to Dunbar's file and send it back to the main office. Now that you know his name and what he looks like, just picture him in your head while you use the sending stone and you'll be able directly contact him to perform the interview."
"I'm sure a fine lady like you must have a busy social life". - and he makes a small bow, hiding the disconfort of a lady who could be his grandma trying to flirt with him.
"Uh, what? Who is Dunbar? What form? I didn't come here looking for some Dunbar, I'm afraid."
Callen meanwhile gets to work trying to fashion a...letter of cult introduction. He fashions it or tries to fashion it to give them an introduction by another cult leader part of the cult they're from, based in Waterdeep. He copies the seal found on the letter they swiped from the bandits, bound for Waterdeep nobility, and adds in the cult seal of the Howling Wind too to make it official.
(Can I take 10 on a Forgery check with Callen's +5 proficiency to make a fake letter of introduction from a noble house harboring a fake branch of the cult we're trying to confront tonight for Zyn?)
Falwin was hoping the dragonborn would come. He looks strong. And not very bright. Both good qualities for canon fodder. But that coin would be hard to beat.
He tells the elf the time he arranged with the party and the location of their inn so she can meet them there.
And then he lends her his sending stone, so she can perform her task.
Old Thelorn looks up from his hammering where he seems to hammering spokes into a wheel. "That's a curious question, why are you looking for him?"
In the voice of Sam Eliot, "That cur! I'm sorry dear. From what I understand those Druids are up to some wild ritual, they're erecting giant wooden statues in the shape of people, as tall a watch tower, just to burn them. Half of his shipment heading up with hard liquor and oil to set the effigies on fire. They seem to be throwing a big party up there. Don't go alone up here, a place like that isn't safe.
"Take the Larch Path out of town, you'll pass an Abandoned Quarry on the left side of the path, a short ways past, between two hills, is an old trail threw the hills leading up to the old Haunted Keep where the Druids have set up."
The Man hands the money back to Lola with a tear in his eye, "Keep it for the kid.""Thank you, sir. You're a treasure and a gentleman," Lola says before reaching into her cloak and pulling out two gold. She hands it to the man.
Realizing what he is doing she pauses. "Good luck with your wagon wheel, I really must be going."
Lola bids him farewell and makes her way back toward the dressmaker's to pick up her order.
"So... uh... good luck with your business endeavor. May we all have... good quarterly returns".
Falwin leaves the building, and returns to the tavern to get ready for another (hopefully less deadly) encounter.
In a bid not to draw too much more attention to herself than she has to, Lola takes the money back. As she is leaving the shop Lola raises her wand, but to cast mage hand, but thinks the better of it.The Man hands the money back to Lola with a tear in his eye, "Keep it for the kid."