The heroes were brisked away by General Sabine and handed over to some guards to be taken to see the Lord Protector himself. After a few minutes discussion among themselves and some access to high quality liquor, Neverember himself invited them into his main hall to discuss matters of import. He asked for the heroes’ assistance in contacting the Lost Heir and in uncovering his true identity. As a bit of enticement he gave each hero a hundred gold up front with promises of another 400 after the information was uncovered. He seemed sincere in his pleas and seemed to only want peace and success for the city he has worked so hard to reorganize.The heroes (mostly) agreed and followed his advice on seeing the Wall – the massive structure built around the chasm caused 27 years ago by the eruption of Mount Hotenow that allowed plaguechanged creatures to destroy the once thriving city.
They arrived on the scene at dusk to see that where several guards should have been awake and on duty, they instead saw several bandits burying bodies and preparing to let loose a horde of creatures into the Blacklake District. After defending the gate and defeating the bandits, Seldra appeared from the direction of the castle and imparted certain information to the characters. While a loyal supporter of the Lost Heir, she beseeches the heroes to keep her alliances secret until they can investigate the bandit attack and see for themselves how honorable and trustworthy the Lost Heir truly is.