The group wakes up in the Bored Goat (a few of them nursing hangovers) and gets to exploring this new place. They brush past Jomana and discover the Agriculture hall and a young woman inside. She openly answers every question you ask even as Rei's interrogation becomes increasingly personal. The four of you learn that this is mayor Crenshaw's daughter Aurelia. She lost her father, dreams of singing, helps around town how ever she can and has no intention to follow her family into politics. Ciaran stays behind and gets to investigate the intricate carving or a field of wheat being harvested. Below the soil are radiant lines extending up to the crops and above are roughly hewn storm clouds. Aurelia recovers during this time and explains her mother gave her explicit instructions to answer every question and to not hold back anything.
Rei visits the forge where the town used to cremate their dead and performs a meditative rite. Meanwhile, Meredith and Alazandar return to the castle and speak with the Mayor. They make a quick stop at the library to make sure the Historian is gone and return to discuss the plight of Clearwater with the Mayor. The two keep their new found knowledge to themselves and hear about the shop simple solutions and of Lildebrat. A quick raid of the library finds two magically imbued books that the two grab.
Ciaran and Rei have become more comfortable together and decide to explore the wooded area in the center of town and meet Mike, Chris, and Jackie on the well worn raceway. The kids talk about some sort of race festival and their friendship with the townsfolk and their current orphan status. (Rei asks some questions) The kids race beneath the watchful eye of a perched Ciaran and Chris claims the coveted pork bun which he shares with his horse. The results are in question as usual but the kids promise to keep their eyes out for anything strange if you help them get the race festival started again.
As they clear the line of trees at the center of Clearwater, they see Al and Meredith leaving the castle. The four investigate this tiny stone building and Ciaran mine sweeps the area between the fence and the hut without setting anything off. They have a quick conversation with this annoyed woman before Al casts zone of truth and grills her to find out very little she was unwilling to share. Lildebrat shows you her books and asks you to collect this potential ingredient from the new creatures that appeared in the old wood recently.
The group leaves immediately and heads south directly towards the nest. Ciaran volunteers as tribute and is quickly isolated and identified by a massive wasp. His quick wits allow him to set himself before the wasp attempts anything and the group begins a short battle. Al plays his role perfectly by supporting the group while relying on the talents of an unusually adept unseen servant. The wasps seem to only defend the nest but Meredith is blasting of huge swathes of web into the tree. Ciaran and Rei manage to destroy one of the wasps but the queen emerges from the web and devours the smaller wasps. The queen ascends into the smoke above them after taking some damage and the unseen servant continues his slow ascent towards the nest. They lose sight of the creature but can hear an increasingly loud hum. Ciaran attempts to clear the smoke but can't get rid of enough of it to make a difference. A silence spell from Al creates an eerie atmosphere, and sensing an urgent need to destroy this creature, Meredith calls on her bow for aid attempting to target the queen. Her crossbow goes off but the string remains drawn and a moment after there is a quick POP and a unicorn appears next to Meredith. Ciaran wastes no time and in true Marty McFly fashion asks no questions and jumps atop the unicorn using it's horn as leverage to fire an arrow into the smoke that narrowly misses. Tylenol with Codeine slides between you all and can clearly see the massive creature about to dive bomb you. His horn begins to glow and a bubble forms around you all as another 100 feet of forest is burnt away by the remains of the kamikaze queen. The unicorn seems to be pretty excited about this new sweet world but as he asks what's next, begins to disappear sadly. You collect some of the purple goop and prepare to make the walk back to Clearwater.