Shalm 10 – Bronin reunites with Gregory, Clyburn, and Krolm at Bixen’s Grotto. Plans are made to finish exploring the lands around Oleg’s Trading Post.
Shalm 12-13 – The Trapped Glade is explored. Traps are left in place, but marked to warn others travelling in the area. On the second night a group of mites invade the group’s camp, but are easily driven off.
Shalm 14-16 – The land west of Oleg’s Tavern is explored. A heat wave begins in the region – temperatures rise to uncomfortable levels.
Shalm 17 – The group finally returns to Oleg’s Tavern. Calling together a gathering, Lord Bronin announces the defeat of the Stag Lord and the official beginning of his rule in the land.
Shalm 18-19 – The group spends some time tending to administrative duties and diplomatic meetings. Egarian rewards Bronin with gold for his initial efforts at curbing the bandit threat and promises further rewards for dealing with the Stag Lord once his reports to Kragis’Aer are received. Bronin’s appointed Justice, Jhod Kavken reports on the prison escape, his efforts to restore order, and his difficulties in meeting out justice without official laws. Gregory is met by his former companions in the Order of the Dragon led by Kesten Garess, and learns that their number has seen more attrition during their travels due to differing opinions and loss of morale. Kesten is introduced to Bronin, though no offer for fealty is made yet. Gregory meets with the Lumberman Corax, who has been living in Gregory’s cabin along with his workmen, discusses the further work needed to complete the structure – then politely tells him to find somewhere else to sleep for he and his men unless he’d like to pay rent. Krolm approaches the kobold Mikmek and attempts to understand and find common ground with the creature, but cannot gain enough of Mikmek’s trust to get many useful insights. Upon realizing that the Summer Solstice is upon them, Bronin approaches Oleg and offers to pay for a proper Festival in honor of the event. Clyburn takes some time to gather supplies, make connections among the merchants, brew his promised potions for Oleg, and experiments with some beer cocktails using Bixen’s Feywine as an enhancer.
Shalm 20 – The Festival for the The Summer Solstice is held at Oleg’s Trading Post and is a huge success. At dusk, just as the festival’s bon fire is being lit, an orange glow and towering plume of smoke indicate a massive forest fire in the northern Greenbelt. Krolm informs the group that it is not the first time such a fire has been seen in the Feralwood, though no one knows the cause of them. So far, most have been deep in the Feralwood, and none has come near the Trading Post or Bixen’s Hollow. Taking advantage of the odd coincidence, Lord Bronin raises another toast – and accidentally drinks one of Clyburn’s Fey Bombs.
Shalm 21 – Lord Bronin wakes up late in the day and learns that he spent the rest of the prior evening celebrating, sometimes inappropriately, with the barmaid Lily, and retired to his room with her. Lily was found by Svetlana in her and Oleg’s room, wearing little more than the helm of the Stag Lord.