Eckhart, Diz’urt, and Theobold arrived in the town of Denvorn for their own reasons. Eckhart, a woodsman, spoke with a beggar near the gate, while Theobold, a Sentinel, found an inn with food and drink (The Old Master Inn). Diz’urt remained in the shadows, and kept a distant eye on Eckhart.
In time, they all found themselves outside the Denvorn Town Watch hall, where a group of important figures were angrily discussing a recent string of murders: a porter, a beggar, and a young woman in a nearby village. Verena Elm, owner of the timber camp outside the town, was convinced these murders were the work of Brother Morel, a new Classicist and one-time beggar. Keeper Quill, head of the Maiden Valley Hall of Classics, protested in Morel’s defense. The Celebrant of the Celebration of Unity, a new religion from the lands beyond the Blackwood, insists that the killer be found before the Unified Bishop arrives to bless the new Celebration.
Theobold wrangled these figures into the Town Watch hall, where they revealed various details of the crime. In particular, Verena mentioned a disgusting mockery of a Classicist Manuscript her son discovered in the woods that proved Morel’s guilt. At Rob’s command, Verena sent a runner to the lumber camp to retrieve the Manuscript.
Eckhart tailed the runner, and confronted him in the woods once he had retrieved the book and began the journey back to town. He knocked the runner out and took the book, but ran into Verena on the way back, who demanded that it be returned. Eckhart refused, and—clearly the superior fighter—kept the manuscript.
Meanwhile, back in the town, Theobold went to the prison tower to speak to Morel. It took some bribery, but he finally got to question the Classicist. Morel professed his innocence, saying that he loved the village girl and would never harm her, and pleaded with Theobold to seek Keeper Quill’s wisdom.
Eckhart and Theobold met up outside the hall and traveled together to Maiden village, where the young woman had been murdered. Diz’urt, quite a sneaky fellow, had been tailing them this whole time, but was discovered and confronted in Maiden. They all joined forces, and discovered new details from the murder scene (inside the village’s brewery), Keeper Quill, and the brewery owner.
The clues lead them to the Hall of Classics, where they investigated Brother Morel’s quarters. They found little.