"Master Dhren has accompanied Desmond, Ashtad and Dorgan to the ogre's den to discover the fate of Beringar and Valorn, who never returned. Dorgan has been fatally poisoned though Josiane's magic has slowed it — he has but a few days to live, unless we can locate or summon a cure. Josiane composes a letter to the Elves of Southwatch for assistance in this matter, to be posted by owl, naturally. Ulric meanwhile conducts psychological experiments on the pilgrims — to great effect, if their becalmed emotional state is any indication.
"I must ask before you retire, however — what, pray tell, lies beyond the Ring? Have you located The Gustave? And what of our companions left on the other side — are they beset by foes, or in immediate danger?"
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