March 10-14, 25NA
The brand new Declan is introduced to the population of Grayson. Reviews are mixed.
While there is a strong drive to return to Tillman's Port, Mayor Courdry pleads for caution and instead decides that the group might be better put to use looking in the mountains for the two missing patrols as well as the missing homesteaders.
Recongnizing the Fizzle Gingergrip is still unaccounted for, Gareth asks a local ranger and fur trader to have a look for him near Roanoake — the only major stop on his itinerary.
Gareth gathers information on the families up in the mountains and learns of the Grimsbys- one of the most well informed families in the Appalachians, as well as the Altizers, Slocums, Warrens, and Whitts. Some activity of the Burning Eyes – an Orc tribe – had been reported in the area months ago, but no one can confirm that they might be in the area in force.
The first home the Heralds find is the Cage Farm, and while they find the remains of two Grayson guards in the house, slaughtered but not devoured.