The Dark Orc
As told by Ellumin
3rd of Elient
As Ellumin and Trif had finally found the missing children they discover their captor has returned, staring at them from the opposite tower and moving to what they believe is a way around to them. They rush to make preparations to keep the kids safe, building up a barricade between the 3 children that are still alive and the one that is seemingly dead. Barely finishing it before the dead child, Kapp, comes alive and tries to go for Laura. Ellumin is forced to take it on as Trif prepares an attacks. As Ellumin finishes the child off Trif successfully ambush their fearsome adversary as he comes around the corner and a fierce fight ensues. Ellumin leaves to join up with Trif, leaving Laura her father's saber for protection. Our adventurers manage to defeat this terrifying Orc as Trif impales him on her spear. Using his last dying strength to break her spear in half before he falls to the ground. After the fight our adventurers free the children and decide what things are worth taking with them back to the village. They load the abandoned cart up with a few boxes and the children to begin pulling it back by hand. During the night Ellumin stands guard as they need Trif to recover her magic so they can properly look over the children they suspect are very sick. To keep himself awake Ellumin reads the tome he found in the Orc Cache, something strange happens when he touch it and momentarily feels very sick, throwing up.
4th of Elient
The next morning Ellumin notices a red-headed Swallow before dawn flying about the camp, seeming to be interested in Trif. He wakes her and she immediately notices that it has a message for her from her father warning her not to come back home. Ellumin takes the opportunity to have short nap where he has an unusual dream. Trif uses her newfound magic and examines the children, concluding they all have a form of Sight Rot. As she tries to cure it however she encounters some sort of resistance. She also notices a strange change in Ellumin, he appears to have grown taller?! After he wakes they decide they can't do much now and will investigate further when they return to Fleen. They reach the village by the end of the day and are met with bad news, the entire village seems to have fallen ill. They're led back to the common room for some needed rest as Athard explains what has happened.
5th of Elient
In the morning they discuss what to do of the village and plan for how to investigate before they call for Athard and Dwali. Our adventurers discover that it's the same affliction that the kids suffer from and like them, can’t be healed by Trif. According to Dwali’s mother the cure is a rare flower, Eyebright, that grows in the swamps to the far north. She asks our adventurers to travel to the farmstead in Coldward to procure horses and information on how to get these flowers, but there isn't much time, only 2 weeks before the town will succumb to the disease. They don't want to leave the village to it’s fate but the task appears too difficult for them to manage. They decide to travel to the farmstead and gather more information. As they prepare Ellumin uses his new magic to look over The scroll of Torexi, the Dwarven copper plate, the tome from the Orc Cache and their potions. He shares some of his newfound knowledge with Trif. Just before they leave Fleen however Ellumin has another strange vision of an hourglass and of someone wandering the south gate. He takes this as a sign that this is where they must go to solve the problem of the village. Trif disagrees and as they leave the village our adventurers have yet to decide their final destination.