Returning from the new wood the group left their goop with Lildebrat. Another visit to the library and some intense divination from Rei discovers some new books. Alazander discovers a book outlining the nature of magical trees and finds an entry for the ironwood. The tree subsists on magic and its hard nature manifests from the magical energy it retains. It's incredibly vulnerable to fire and causes disproportionate energy releases when it comes in contact with intense heat sources. Meredith takes her new book and storms the stage at the bored goat. She tells a story of a dwarf the digs too deep and discovers the underdark. A war between the elves and dwarves has intensified so he must abandon his exploration. The last of the enemy are entombed in this new cavern to be forgotten. The party is lively and for the first time in years Gora is absent from the bar. Aurelia sits in his place drinking with Jomana. Alazander questions the ladies only to discover that they are both rubes and don't know anything about what's going on. He heads to bed and Ciaran the human whisperer takes over. Aurelia and Jomana spill the gossip about her crush and Ciaran offers some sage advice. After informing Gora that the Ironwood lives, Ciaran and Meredith follow the drunken armorer to the new wood and watches as he pulls fresh wood from the patches being reinvigorated by Meredith's spellcraft. He drops his take out cask and heads straight back to Clearwater where he begins to chop down trees. He lights the forge and then works to build the fire until he passes out against the stone work. Over the next 24 hrs he can be seen hard at work while trying to ignore the orphans who haven't left his side since he got back to work. The forge produces enough heat that the bar patrons who leave late that night are met by a warm breeze. Meredith's quick money making ploy goes poorly as her commission runs dry on the first night of her new contract. Ciaran's assistance and Rei's reluctance led to the creation of 3 lucky hilts for his new blades. The group learned why Mayor Crenshaw resists the race festival. They search the castle for artwork and any hints about the origins of Clearwater. The secret remains but the Historian still remains at large.