Our heroes had defeated the evil skeleton wizard Yisarn and continued their journey back to the Woodsinger Elves. Once arriving back in the camp, Eriyel thanked the group for their service to the Woodsinger elves. Eriyel told them that they would hold up their end of the bargain and send over 70 warriors to the aid of Albridge in 2 days time. The group was once again joined by Davlamin, who seemed to be in better shape than when they had left him hours earlier. The journey back to Albridge was a moment for the group to get to know one another before they could eventually meet with the full force of the Iron Circle. Many in the group questioned Davlamin about his past to little result as he seemed to put off any questions asked of him, while Rodrik was able to tell the others that he was indeed from the Fey world and had connections to the Eladrin city of Astrazalian.
It was not long before the group had arrived back to a different Albridge then the one they had left just a week and a half back. The city had been turned into a makeshift fortress to combat the Iron Circle. The group was stopped by some villagers turned warriors asking who they were. They quickly proved they were not from the Iron Circle and were allowed to enter the city. They soon found their way to a battered Dar Gremith told the group of the situation. He was confused on where to place his troops and asked them for their opinion. The group was divided on how to separate the troops but eventually they agreed to the Halflings to flank, the solders went to the front line, the villagers from the town, and the archers from the wall when they would arrive. The group then separated to prepare for war in their own ways.
As the group reconvened they noticed that Davlamin was nowhere to be found. They went in search of him and quickly found out that he was seen going into an abandoned house. The group approached with caution. Felin soon listened to the door and could hear chanting coming from inside. As the group tried to figure out the next step Davlamin soon emerged from the house. As he left he was questioned by Vathos who soon wore on the mages last nerve. Haru quickly grabbed the Tiefling knowing that the bard was about to get himself into trouble.
The next morning came as the group continued to help with the town’s preparations until they were approached by Dar Gremith. He told them that the people were scared and discouraged. The Iron Circles over confidence in destroying the town wore heavy on their hearts. He asked them to give a speech to the crowd pushing the group forward. Felin was able to slip by and returned to the abandoned house where Davlamin was the day before. He approached and listened. He heard the same chant as before and felt a huge force of arcane that knocked him down. He then fled fearing what the mage was up to, soon after the group had begun to speak to the crowd. Vathos convinced them they needed to fight for their families, Andraste and Rodrik spoke of the gods, and Felin spoke of their strategy against the over confident Iron Circle. Soon after the speech was over Eriyel soon arrived early with her forces and went to prepare for the next day. That night was quiet as the group rested. All that could be heard was the wind in the brush and the sound of Vathos singing on watch off in the distance.