After talking with Dean Lithel about the state of the fraternity, the group decided to make their way back to Providence to rest up and regroup. Dean Lithel did ask if they would be willing to return to give testimony against the fraternity members, but the group declined to give her a good way to contact them.
Upon arriving at Providence the group found that their Basement of Operations, was in useable condition. After each selecting a room they went around town and ran some various errands. When they were on their way back they came across Liaden talking with Elowen, a dryad that resides in town.
Their conversation is cut short, however when Elowen gasps and disappears, after yelling the word “Yasen.” Her husband Palmer grabbed his hammers and started running. The group followed and when they reached the deep words, they came across Elowen standing between three dire wolves and a young boy, high in the branches of the tree.
The group helped Elowen and Palmer fight off the dire wolves. After the battle was over, Elowen and Palmer gathered their children Yasen and Vesa (who had been hiding within the tree itself.) They thanked the group for their help and went back to town. The group decided to rest up, then follow the tracks of the wolves in the morning.
After tracking the wolves they came across a campsite, filled with mauled bodies. Inspection seemed to indicate that the wolves had escaped from three cages and made quick work of their guards and transporters. A bill of sale was discovered that showed the wolves had been purchased from Baron Jaresh by Lord Retan for the sum of 10,000 gp.
On the way back into town, Artisan and Liaden stop by “Trappings” to try and sell their wolf pelts. They quickly discover that the owner, Sigurd, is a drunk and pretty incapable; so after conning him they take their leave. As they go, a young quarter orc girl chases them down and offers to do the work for them for a discount. Liaden notices a bruise on her eye and a limp, and asks her how she hurt herself. Tali makes excuses, but it is apparent that her uncle Sigurd is the cause.
Artisan and Liaden took this information to the city guard where they meet Solomon, who takes the situation in hand. Sigurd is placed in jail to await the crown’s justice.
A week passes and the group joins the town in the “inn-raising” to rebuild the inn after the fire. There is a dance where Artisan finally gets his drink with Adrianne, and Liaden gets asked to dance by Solomon.
The next day at the “inn-raising” the group splits into two teams and competes to see who can get their side of the inn up first. The boys triumphed just barely and receive the accolades and reward.