The session started at the end of the party, where the Chief Brandur decided to go to the Bear Cave and do the ritual for the old Chief’s bones. Zal fell on the way there, but otherwise everyone did alright in the dark.
At the cave they could hear a bear, and as they approached the bear started moving toward them and was roaring. Zal started talking to the bear who stood up on its hind legs, came down and then backed away. He knew the dead chief and was fine with them performing the burial in his cave. Brandur, Joralf and two thanes started chanting and performing the ceremony.
During the ceremony, Sha’rim noticed three pairs of red eyes in the woods. After a while, the tirach Shulger approached them and asked them if they found the recently deceased chief’s bones and were burying him. Zal told him it was an old chief, and Shulger seemed pleased at this. The tirach then told them that the priest was a nuisance and the old chief had cut down too many trees because of him.
At the end of the ceremony, the bear turned white and passed through the group as a mist, causing Rhurn to drop his items and Sha’rim to get a haunted look on his face.
As they got back to Dunthorpe, Leon talked to Miwel at first about religion, elvish customs and life in general. Then Isaac talked to Leon about protecting Ylva, especially if he should die. He also offered Leon 300 silver per tirach head, or 500 silver to just get them out of the area. He wants to make the trade route safe between Dunthorpe and Westbay, especially for Ylva to go on missionary missions.
During this time, Rhurn investigated Isaacs hut but couldn’t find his stash of gold there. Potentially Isaac hides it elsewhere. Zal had asked Brandur to speak to his dead father since Brandur has dreamt of him every night. Zal was allowed into Brandur’s bedchamber, which was barred from the inside by Brandur. As Brandur fell asleep, Zal could get in touch with his dead father’s ghost, who possessed Brandur’s body, and learn that he was murdered and then his body was desecrated. After this, the ghost started strangling Zal in anger of the memory of being murdered, but after some time he calmed down and Zal was released. During this time, someone tried to get into the room but because they door was barred they didn’t enter.
Sha’rim woke by this noise and saw Grimhild trying to get in there. When she couldn’t, she left and Sha’rim told Rhurn to follow her. After playing hide and seek for a while, Rhurn managed to follow Grimhild to her secret cave. She sent a message to Sha’rim through his raven about it and started exploring the cave.
Before the group could gather there, Rhurn was attacked by Grimhild and the reanimated corpse of the dead chief. Rhurn fought bravely and managed to knock Grimhild out with a poisoned crossbow bolt. The dead chief managed to give Rhurn several wounds and eventually Rhurn was lying on the ground, desperately trying to evade the sword blows.
At this time, Sha’rim, Leon and Zal arrived and together they severed the arms from the dead body and brought it back as evidence. In the cave they found the two thanes of the dead chief.
So, this Miwel lady seemed to have special interest on Leon. The night after the welcoming party she took Leon for a walk and asked him many questions about his personal life. Leon felt uncomfortable with these questions but tried to stay polite to this lady that he just met.