As the group returns home, Manuel ensures that Rod doesn’t wake up. Meanwhile; the group returns to town and goes directly to the Labreyan camp. Murad speaks to one of the Village Elders to see if there is a solution to Rod’s condition. The Elder was concerned that these crypts were forbidden areas that had not been visited for hundreds of years. He askes that Murad lead someone from the community to the Crypt in a few days; Murad agrees. Manuel reminds the Elder and Murad that we need to make a report to the Governor. A woman enters the hut; she goes over to Rod and examines him. She announces that he is free of the curse. The group is deeply relieved. She (Ita) tells of a long ago group that worshipped dark things; this crypt may have belonged to them. Rod is healed by Ita and begins to waken. Gaining his senses, Rod shares his irritation at being attacked. The group appologizes.
The group leaves the settlement and returns the two prisoners to the Citadel at 11 bells. The guard took the prisoners and suggested that we present ourselves to the Governor tomorrow. They next go to make report at the Militia, after which they all go to sleep.
The next morning, Manuel makes his report to the Ship Captain and secures some gold for his efforts. As he only felt that he earned about half of it, he returns the other half to the Captain. He says his goodbyes and heads back to meet the group.
At the same time, Rod sells the found gear and pockets the money.
The group presents themselves to the Governor at 10 bells. He thanks the group and tells them that they can pickup their reward with his man. Manuel asks if the Governor has more work for them; the Governor says yes that another mission is available. It would allow them to travel throughout the islands, pay more, etc. Murad presses the Governor for assurances that his people will be better treated as a result. He promises to bring the matter to the Duke. The new mission offers 1500G for this new mission. He also demands the we keep the matter secret. The group agrees. He askes the group to verify the disposition of the Ulgar forces; they have not been seen in weeks. Although a treaty exists, the Governor wants to ensure that they are not aligning themselves to the Lettanni. He cautions the group that they are not to engage with them in any fashion. He provides them with a few options on how to get there. The group agrees to take a boat part way and go overland at that point. They are dismissed with a final request that they leave tomorrow; the matter is dire. They leave.
Afterwards, they pickup the 500G for the last job, and the 200G advance for the new job. Before they can leave, the Aid asks that Rod return to speak with the Governor (on his own). He enters the room and finds the Governor alone. He mentions the Rod’s family; and his father. He asks him to manage an estate that used to be in his family’s name. Rod is so happy; he gets a house, title to the property, and gets to irritate his father.
The group enters the house and finds an old man and young woman, who have been squatting here for 10 years. After a spirited argument; Murad and Rod convince them to vacate the property for 20G.
The group then goes to secure provisions for the trip. Rod spends HIS money to fix up his ‘new’ home.
Murad finds Yulandu working on the construction of a ditch being built around the palisade. He is somewhat happy to be making 5C per day. Murad counters that he will pay Yulandu 15C per day to learn about their people. The boy agrees and somewhere an angel gets his wings.