As soon as the girl is handed off to the authorities and the money received and divvied up, Arlo packs his things to leave. “That half breed dragon was fascinating. I can’t pass up an opportunity to study its corpse and question his followers some more. It shouldn’t take long, I’ll return when I can.” And he leaves.
The Storm Brotherhood returns to their Tranyx tavern, The Monsoon. When they do, they see a small Muse child run away. They’re too tired from their travels to follow, or really care about it for that matter. They settle in, clean their gear, and do their usual post-adventure rituals for the next few days. Brivyn takes long walks on the surface of the city with Orsen and debates how far the wind carries smells with Orsen. Laike becomes great friends with a scraggly blond woman and is about to invite her to join them adventuring when he realizes she’s just an upside down broom and perhaps he should get glasses. Mavash seeks therapy for his trying ordeals related to Dagon, but settles for talking to Ubro: The Blind Hospitaler. Bart closes his eyes and focuses, attempting to count the number of hairs on the big toe of a gnome living in Riverdale. Chiex goes around to local taverns playing his carapace-drums, but none like it as much as the goblins.
A couple of days after their return, a courier knocks on their door. She is an immaculately dressed Muse wearing the uniform that Bart and Mavash recognize as being from the Luca Academy. She hands the group a letter and orders the nicest wine on the menu while they read it.
To the Illustrious Storm Brotherhood,
You are cordially invited to attend and compete in the annual Breaching Festival here at the Academy of Luca! This is not only an opportunity to participate in one of the most exciting and talked about yearly events in all of Khedor but I would like for you to attend as this year’s special guests of honor. The only catch is that the festival itself is scheduled to begin tomorrow. I apologize for the late notice, but you have apparently been away from your main residence for sometime. My courier, Althel, has a Scroll of Greater Teleportation that can bring you here immediately if you so choose. Please come meet with me tonight. I promise that even if you don’t participate in the Breaching Festival that you will be paid well for your time.
I do look forward to meeting you.