After discussing among themselves, and checking around town, our heroes decide that they should go to Karak Tôr next. They want to be proper adventurers, and they will register to be Free-Lancers.
They talk to Barlowe, who is in high spirits. He tells them that his clan has lived there for around a century, with their cousin clan, the Silverbrands. They are the ruling family in Karak Tôr, but lately things have been tense, politically speaking.
He seemed concerned, both about the Church of Duvané, and about the “treacherous, conniving” Flint clan.
Barlowe has already sent a letter to his father in Karak Tôr about their virtues, and will send another telling him to expect them.
As our heroes where heading out, they were stopped by Merlo, who was confused, because he thought they had already been to Karak Tôr and come back. While they were away, he had been approached by two orc clowns known as Oggo and Boggo from The Circus of Wonders, and he had told them our heroes left for Karak Tôr.
After leaving Springdale, our heroes suddenly realize there is another person in the middle of them. A young boy clad in green, calling himself Pinecone. He seems to know a lot about our heroes, including stuff nobody else knows, or they even know themselves.
Everyone is unnerved by this boy, and they grow even more suspicious when he wants their help. He claims to be the Green Dragon, the guardian of nature. But he says he’s stuck in this boy body because the head of the previous Green Dragon is still kept as a trophy somewhere in Karak Tôr, preventing his full reincarnation.
He promises them rewards and help in return, but he is vague about what. And then he disappears before they get answers to all their questions.