Month 8, Day 17 (Cont.) The party spend the night at the Red Lion Inn in Sylvandale.
Day 18 The party awaken and travel on horseback toward Blasingdell making camp at the crossroads where the road to Blasingdell splits from the highway.
Day 19 The party break camp and head north up the steep road to Blasingdell. Arriving in town, they first check out Tolm’s Superior Outfitting and Dried Goods. Then they head to the tavern and gather some information. They hear the townsfolk talking of Lord Barrick’s drinking problems. They decide to try to talk to him themselves. As they are shown to his office in the keep, the seneschal fills them in on his story and warm them to take care when talking to him. The adventurers meet Lord Barrick and ask him about the orcs and their whereabouts. Barrick is pleasant enough and tells them what little he knows about them and warns them of the danger in traveling the vales to the north. The pc’s then purchase supplies for the journey and set off north with Cindell in the lead. They ride a day with no incidents and make camp near a ridge toward the north end of the valley.
Day 20 The Pc’s get slightly lost, but sighting the barrier of the mountains to the north, they are able to regain their bearings and they head east keeping the mountains within sight. After several failed attempts, Cindell befriends a hawk and magically converses with him. He agrees to fly a bit east and tell her what he sees. Upon returning, he tells her that the sharp mountain is indeed just a couple of miles east and that there is smoke coming out of it. The party ride another hour and soon can see the stone tooth on the horizon. They stay stealthy as they approach.