Arriving back in Cauldron, the Company discovers that tax_collectors have hired and are hitting people up for extra taxes. Half-orc mercenaries have been hired to supplement the city_guard. Jenya agrees to try and heal Zenith's mind.
24th of Readying
Jenya was unable to help Zenith. He believes he is precognitive. He warns of a man_in_blue and that someone's mother is in danger. Lord_Vhalantru arrives on behalf of Davked and Celeste. He overpays the company, then takes Zenith to the Cusp_of_Sunrise.
25th of Readying
Rassi's cousin Goddfrey arrives. He has had his pixie-curse lifted.
26th of Readying
The Company dines with Aidan's family.
27th of Readying
1st of Coldeven
The Company runs into Alek_Tercival who is acting strangely, less piously. He has found some historical artifacts he sold to Tygot to support his family. Alek is concerned about Cauldron's government. The Company encourages Alek to speak with Jenya about his fears before heading out again.
2nd of Coldeven
The Company speaks with Jenya. She has not see Alek in a month and is worried about his strange behavior.
3rd of Coldeven - 17th of Coldeven
Lord Mayor Severen has told the city nobles that recent bad events are a prelude to the overthrow of the nobility. While the city council did not vote on the new taxes, because of the threat they currently support them.
Word is that baboons and dinosaurs in the jungle have been acting strangely.
18th of Coldeven - 22nd of Coldeven
Rassi's tribe visits town to see the restored Goddfrey. They spend several days partying and seeing the sights.
Meanwhile the townsfork are getting frustrated with the seemingly arbitrary taxes.
23rd of Coldeven
Fliers are being distributed across the city calling for people to meet outside of City Hall to protest. The publisher of the Cauldron_City_Broadsheet is arrested for potentially printing the fliers.
That evening the protest begins. Maavu speaks to the crowd, saying that Alek has challenged Terseon_Skellerang to a dual. If Alek wins, he will claim the position of Captain_of_the_Guard. Maavu claims that the city council have ignored the challenge.
A group of half-orc mercenaries approach Maavu to stop him. Someone in the crowd pulls out a dagger to attack the half-orcs. A riot erupts.