The day was dark and dreary. On this chilly Calistril morning the eighteenth day of her month. Three people find themselves walking into the the town Ravengrow’s cemetery the Restlands. Our adventures are greeted by Kendra Lorrimor, there former friend and colleges daughter. She greets them and asks Bast and Valdor if they would lead the Professor along the Dreamwake to his final resting place. The small half-ling Life Child feeling unable to help walks solemnly along side the group. As the procession rounds the Dreamwake they are engaged by some of the town members who are belligerent. They order the group to hand over the body to burn it down the river.Bast using a silver tongue resolves the conflict without violence Valdor assisting with his handle on the nature of battle know this is not the time or place for an altercation. Upon arrival to the professors final resting place they meet the Head Cleric and leader of the Ravengrow congregation Father Grimburrow it is there that the father puts the professor to rest. The members of the crowd tell there story’s and Life Child with so much emotion even though he was unintelligible brought the group to tears.
Later at the Lorrimor residence Council man Vashian Hearthmount comes with the will of the Professor, only to discover that not all are here for the reading, he leaves the residence and asks to be sent for when the last member arrives. The other members introduce themselves and the last person on the will arrives Vallus. With his arrival Councilman Hearthmount is able to proceed with the reading of will.
“I, Petros Lorrimor, being of sound mind, do hereby commit to this
parchment my last will and testament. Let it be known that, with
the exception of the specific details below, I leave my home and
personal belongings entire to my daughter Kendra. Use them or
sell them as you see fit, my child.
“Yet beyond the bequeathing of my personal effects, this
document must serve other needs. I have arranged for the reading
of this document to be delayed until all principals can be in
attendance, for I have more than mere inheritance to apportion. I
have two final favors to ask.
“To my old friends, I hate to impose upon you all, but there are
few others who are capable of appreciating the true significance of
what it is I have to ask. As some of you know, I have devoted many
of my studies to all manner of evil, that I might know the enemy and
inform those better positioned to stand against it. For knowledge
of one’s enemy is the surest path to victory over its plans.
“And so, over the course of my lifetime, I have seen fit to acquire
a significant collection of valuable but dangerous tomes, any one
of which in the wrong circumstances could have led to an awkward
legal situation. While the majority of these tomes remain safe under
lock and key at the Lepidstadt University, I fear that a few I have
borrowed remain in a trunk in my Ravengro home. While invaluable
for my work in life, in death, I would prefer not to burden my
daughter with the darker side of my profession, or worse still, the
danger of possessing these tomes herself. As such, I am entrusting
my chest of tomes to you, posthumously. I ask that you please deliver
the collection to my colleagues at the University of Lepidstadt, who
will put them to good use for the betterment of the cause.
“Yet before you leave for Lepidstadt, there is the matter of
another favor—please delay your journey one month and spend
that period of time here in Ravengro to ensure that my daughter is
safe and sound. She has no one to count on now that I am gone,
and if you would aid her in setting things in order for whatever she
desires over the course of this month, you would have my eternal
gratitude. From my savings, I have also willed to each of you a sum
of one hundred platinum coins. For safekeeping, I have left these
funds with Embreth Daramid, one of my most trusted friends in
Lepidstadt—she has been instructed to issue this payment upon
the safe delivery of the borrowed tomes no sooner than one month
after the date of the reading of this will.
“I, Petros Lorrimor, hereby sign this will in Ravengro on this
first day of Calistril, in the year 4711 .”