The Complex was once again secured against threats and our heroes had a few days of rest before being called before the Shaper. She is sending them to help a friend of the Pattern who has been tracking a source of disruption, dangerous to the restoration of the Pattern. They are sent to locate Sevany in the village of Rom.
Aware of possible dangers as they pass through the gate, the find themselves in a scraggly forest in a light rain near to a rough road. Zandrik’s familiar scouts into the sky and set them toward the village, which is located on a hilltop behind a wooden palisade. The city militia guarding the gate are a bit puzzled by the party but allow them in and direct them to the Iron Pot, Rom’s only inn. There finding Sevany is no problem, as she is a young woman with pink hair, very out of place. They give her the letter of introduction and she invites them to sit, her bodyguard, Ten Dancer, an athletic man dressed in blue, fetches additional chairs.* Sevany spreads out a map and explains that odd lights have been seen and livestock and a few young shepherds have gone missing. They talk to Tamas the townmeister who conveys the same information and that there is an abandoned mine, abandoned since before the village was founded, near the center of the problems.
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