Lord Pedraig kept the wine and ale coming so that everyone could celebrate and unwind. Bex took a bottle of wine and the good Sister Linora out for some star gazing and watched the sun rise. Some of the Benders made it back to their rooms for the night and a couple ended up sleeping at the dining table.
The next day, when they were up and moving about, if a little slowly, the Benders made the rounds in the keep.
Bex learned from Viola a little about the keep, though she didn’t seem to know much. She told him her secret to the blood roses. Pick them at noon. The goblin’s didn’t seem to move around much at noon, she said. Still, you had to be quick, in and out, just in case.
That night found the Benders back in their common room at Wrafton’s. The place was becoming very comfortable feeling and the innkeeper always took good care of her guests.
The next morning, the Benders were better than new. Bex, JohnM, and CB all found that they were adapting to this plane of existence in ways they never could have imagined. Mark spent the day again with the dwarf and while he was able to share his new world technical knowledge with Thair, the dwarf was able to give Mark some insight into how things work as well. JohnE and Ice spent the day practicing with the militia, both adapting quickly to the martial arena of this plane. They were all adapting to the world and while it felt natural here, it was a bit odd when they thought about where they came from.
At the inn, before dinner was served, Leisha entered the main dining area. She glanced around a bit and when she saw the Benders, she quickly made her way to their table.
“I think Kalarel is planning to attack the keep tonight,” she said without any greeting.