The group started with waking up in the grove of Compassion and Justice. They were offered food and drink before needing to plan how to get out of the grove. The group considered many options. Eventually, they dug their way under the wall. However, widening the hole for Tai to get out took considerable effort and time. When Kenta (siege) came around the wall, Cahaya made loud conversation with the Spirit of Compassion and Justice in order to hid the sound of digging. The spirit of Compassion and Justice had been very distracted and focused on something else.
Eventually, the group discovered that Cahaya’s family had traveled north from Milaka. The group got out of the grove, and heard Kenta speaking with the hunters the group had encountered previously. The hunters were the reinforcements for the siege.
Unable to do anything to help Compassion & Justice, the group headed north-north-east, towards the town just north of Milaka.
It was a two day trip to go to Milaka, so the group decided to stop on the way at the Temple to Hospitality. It had felt corrupted, or… broken somehow? A shadow of its former self was what the group eventually settled on.
The group then moved on, feeling very uncomfortable. They ran into a man with poor clothing and a hunting bow.
Tai approached the man, and the group offered him food. He wanted meat (not allowed by society). The man was danya. Koizumi got him more food. He also called himself by Danya.
The group had been going to bring Danya with them, but Cahaya realized that it may not be safe for Danya with his family.
The group showed Danya what he should eat, and then left, saying their farewells.
The crossing across the river was a ferry crossing, and rather nervewracking for Tai and Koizumi, although Cahaya seemed to enjoy it.
After the group crossed the river, they made it to the village just north of Milaka. It felt like death and there were fewer people than normal. The guards in the town were wearing CoL colors. The guards were also paying close attention to the merchants. There was a spirit presence in the manor house that felt familiar to Cahaya. At the gate were two stone elementals. Tai recognized them and they recognized Tai.
The group went up to the stone elementals and asked to be let in. The stone elementals would not let the group in. Cahaya mentioned that it was a friend of his who was not expecting him, and one elemental went to check. The other elemental spoke with Tai briefly, saying things like “traitor” and such.
Eventually, the group was let in. There were many more elementals than most would expect. Cahaya did not recognize the noble sitting there very well. They played politics for a while, making small talk. Cahaya learned that she was named Yuushi and this town was Karodake.
The group was eventually brought to a small room. Under the bed was a trap door. The group moved the bed to block the door, and then went under the trapdoor. Down a secret ladder there were crates that had people inside of them. Inside the room there were three spirit nobles, one which Cahaya recognized strongly, one spirit touched, and one spirit touched spirit (Koizumi). There were many elementals patrolling the room. The group needed to get the people trapped there. The group did this while the guard shift was happening. During the escape, the enemy spirit noble froze Tai. The group escaped to hide in a shed, with Putra, Intan, Ratu and the Voice.