The morning is gray and sprinkles of rain are enough make most townsfolk a bit glum, but not enough to keep them from their appointed rounds. The path from town to Lord Bost's manor south of town is a bit muddy but otherwise passable.

Bost's house matron stands at the open door to usher the expected individuals in out of the rain. The room looks much as the heroes left it a little over a fortnight ago, save for the stunning blonde woman sitting to Lord Bost's right hand. Threshold residents will recognize her as Aleena, the daughter of the town's leader, Patriarch Sherlaine Halaran.

Bost waves in his guests with some warmth, but careful observers will notice his genuine cheer seems to be missing.