With Drayss recovering, the team spent some time buying some supplies and training their skills. Eventually, Yuri (Julie?) and Nix sat back down with the old man Willow, who explained what the orbs that they had in their possession were – essences of the Gods. Willow instructed them to head to the temples that dotted the landscape, and to collect all the orbs to aide them in their task to save the world from the Shadow Goddess Nephiria.
After the discussion, the party decided they would hit up Rox’s temple first, located on the far side of the world. They headed out, and after crossing a very rough river, arrived on the outskirts of City Talison. Still not to their desired location, they decided to make camp on the outside. In the middle of the night, they were attacked by a family of pick pockets looking for scraps to survive. Taking the moral approach, they offered the family food and paid for a caravan to take them to the City by the Lake. The family explained that they had just lost their land to the nobles of City Talison, so the party decided to take a look and see if there were any jobs to be done on the inside.
The captain of the guard explained to them the reasoning for peasantry losing their lands, and enrolled them in the task of bringing down one of the heads of a big gang in the area. The captain directed them to the Northern District of town, a notably poorer and rowdier district, to find a man named “Bob,” the informant. After finding Bob, and purchasing the tavern frequented by the gang, the “Dire Bear,” the team waited in ambush.
After poisoning a good lot of the gang, and slaying the gang’s leader, “D,” the party took control of the gang.