After attempting to track down the creature who broke into Sunden’s shop during the night, Feorge has a dream. He sees a pair of large snake eyes and a great voice offers him power unimaginable. Reaching out to grasp the offer a cobra leaps out of the darkness and bites his hand. Upon awakening the next day, there are two fanged bite marks on his wrist.
After Sunden’s warning, the group visits a tavern for information and for a hearty breakfast on their first day of classes. In “Outskirts,” Feorge asks a farmer if there had been any other reports of breakins. The farmer says that Old Man Wilbur had some tools go missing a a few days ago. Pumping the man for information, Feorge asks if there had been any reports of goblins or other unexplained individuals. The farmer mentions that an old man has been wandering around rambling nonsense, but he doesn’t know of any goblins – as far as he knows, all the goblins were wiped out about 10 years ago by elven mages when the magic came back. Finishing their breakfast, the adventurer’s head to classes. On the way, Keth intercepts Cartumel and tells her that Karima wants to see her.
The first class is Introduction to Magic, taught by Arcanist Vestria. The arcanist boasts of his training from the Archwizard Torandale. Beginning his lecture on the hisotry of magic, Vestria tells of a time when “kobolds, goblins and hobgoblins ravaged the world.” It was only with the meager magic available that they were held at bay. It was after the return of magic that the good peoples could “control the other races to subjugate then so that we can have justice”. After class, the arcanist calls Arlen to his office. Vestria had noticed Arlen’s braggadocio in the arena. He tells Arlen about his mission, to evaluate the school’s performance. So far, he is not impressed, and is especially suspicious of the groundskeeper and nature teacher. While dismissive of Arlen’s admission performance, he asks Arlen to monitor Keth and Arasima and report anything out of the ordinary. Arlen agrees.
Following Keth’s advice earlier that morning, the party visits Karima between classes. She has heard of the theft from Sunden and believes it is connected to other thefts of various trinkets and baubles from students and faculty. She excuses the group from any afternoon classes to investigate the disappearance. Finally, she tells the team to talk to Aldwen Farnel, the woodswoman, before leaving. Alwen went searching for Phylla, who also went missing last night.
As the party leaves Karima’s office, Feoge hangs back and asks about his experience with the snake bracelet last night. Karima is immediately suspicious and asks to see the bracelet but the more Feorge tries to remove it, the tighter it pulls on his wrist. Karima usess her divine magic to cleanse the magic attraction before carefully removing and storing the bracelet with her sword. She suspects there is dark magic in the bangle but wants to consult with Vestria before further conjecture.
The next class in the morning is Introdution to Nature, taught by Arasima. She taks about identifying the various flora adventurer’s are likely to encounter. During her lecture, both Arlen and Jafar notice some sort of glamour or magic attraction but don’t know why.
Aldwen has her cottage outside the north east walls. Her wolf companion Manni guards the perimeter. As the companions approach, they hear Alwen bid Karima farewell and kiss her goodbye. Questioning Aldwen about the disappearances, she doesn’t know much about the thefts but did investigate the wolves that attacked the grou on their waty to FACC. the tree that blocked the path didn’t fall naturally; something chopped it down. Also, Aldwen’s wolf companion Manni has noticed that the lands to the NE are empty, bereft of common game.
Around this time, Jafar’s raven familiar retrns from its search. It has noticed somer sort of building in a clearing to the north east. Prior to leaving to search for the missing goods, the adventurer’s visit the college store. Lumbda the firbolg runs the store.
Each college has its own wing. The school of magic is located in the SW wing
Karima is a elven/half-elven cleric with white hair
Arasima is a red haired half elf. The right side of her face is scarred. Her wolf is named Manni