The adventurer’s return Sceithu’s statue only to find that it is an actual Black cat, the child is actually a child. They also meet with Piper, a 13 year old girl who happens to be the High Preistess of Sceithu. She offers them help if they ever come to the temple in small healing.
They had found a Blue Vial that seemed to glow strangely in the Cassinian Doppelganger’s treasure with the cat statue. They head towards the temple of Mystheria to find someone there. They instead head into the Knowledge district to meet with the sage Saphire.
After meeting with the “Saphire Sage”, the adventurers are told to find a specific herb in order to figure out what is going on with a glowing blue vial (provides pale light up to ten feet – low light, just for reference). They are told that they can find some of the plant for the needed ingredients over at an abandoned outpost on the Phexian Bay. He says he can give them a map to find it, but they would have to get the map themselves from a test room. He sends them to a testing room, in which they go through some small traps and trials before they get the map.
Other people also would like to see what is going on though ( The Merchant Prince Aaquir al’Hakam ) and meet with the adventurers to ask them to look into finding trade agreements that might still be within the walls (SIDE QUEST!)
As is the reality, the greatness of the Saphire Sage has three secretaries – Tiffany , Tiffani, and Tifini; who all pool money together in order to allow the adventures to become a part of the Adventurer’s Guild. This would be considered the first Adventure on the books and allow them to gain prestige, as well as services through the guild.
Upon reaching the abandoned Alazami defense post, they meet another Guild member who is in between transformation to a ghoul. She has offered to help them (she’s a little like Gollum…) to the best of her abilities.