The city of Waterton seemed to be a the largest any of the group had ever seen. Low walls with a small gate seemed to do more to prevent sheep from wandering in than prevent any kind of assault, but inside they found a virtual metropolis compared to Dunhill.
First a visit to the Prancing Pony and the ladies of the evening therein taught Elwin all the worthwhile things he had been missing with his bookish past. It was in this place that Pratch wound up spending the rest of his coins, proving once again that the wrong women will cost you a lot.
After their adventure in the dark corners of the Pony, the team found The Chateau, which is one of the finest dining houses and inns in the city. They all ate, bathed and secured a spot in the common room for the night. However, they still had little means to make their way from Waterton to other parts.
Magnus then guided the group to a weapon dealer who had a reasonable representation of a two-handed axe. The group decided to trade in the weapons from the bandits in exchange for it. It was in this spot that they had heard about an invasion happening on the Windward Coast and how the weapons they traded would probably be heading up that way to help the fight.
A meeting with Gary Ross, the local deputy, revealed that the bandits they killed on the road to the city were just a small part of a supposed much larger group run by a man named Stefan Woburn. He offered 1,000 brass for the capture of Woburn and the scattering of the bandit group to the wind.
Later on that afternoon they found a small library in town; not much more than a small shack near the centre of town. The proprietor was a man named Melvin Tailor. Though the collection was small by any large city’s standards, this was more than Elwin had ever seen in his life. When asked to see his rarer books, Mel gave them a peek at a rare book that piqued Elwin’s interest. Inside he saw the first clearly written incantations and rituals for spells in his entire life. Normally they are much more occluded in subtext and much research has to be done to decipher them. This must have been a book that came directly from a powerful mage’s personal library. They asked how much it would cost, but Mel said he would not part with it for anything less than 4,000 brass. In the end he did show them some more reasonably priced items and relayed an offer to pay them for a task. It seems that the aforementioned bandits had stolen one of his book shipments.
At the end of the day the companions had determined they would arrest or kill this Woburn character and do their best to scatter the bandits to the wind.