As the clock struck midnight, the group argued over what to do with the Water Key. Guards, drunks, and birds of night passed to and fro as the group tried to quietly debate their next move.
Finally, they split up, with everyone leaving town to head for Cromm’s Hold, except for Ward, who was secretly followed by Vexander in cat form.
Ward and Vexander made for Delfin’s Tower, where Ward met a black-clad dwarf, who gave him a journal to give to Katja, and issued a few vague threats.
After investigating the area for a moment, Ward and Vexander caught up with the others and they all made for Cromm’s Hold.
On the way, by whatever light they could find they read from the Journal, which appeared to be from a female nursemaid to a very young female child. The nursemaid gives a few details to indicate that the child in question might belong to Katja, though Katja was supposed to have had a son. A the end, it seems clear that the nursemaid believes she’s dealing with twins.
Lady Cromm received them for a light breakfast, listened attentively to their tale, and gave them their gold. She seemed relatively impressed with their efforts, and she mentioned to them that perhaps the Ambergul Estate would be the next place to look for one of these altars.
After a watchful, paranoid rest, during which the little journal was stolen, the group headed out toward the Ambergul Estate, but not before stopping by Delfin’s tower again, to see if they could consult the legendary old mage.
Ward hit upon the idea of speaking to him from the shadow of his tower and they found themselves suddenly inside. The mage was friendly enough and it turned out his rat familiar had stolen the journal, which was then returned to the group.
After some discussion, it was agreed that Delfin would hold on to the Water Key, while the group went after whatever might lie in ruins of the Ambergul Estate.