Finally, after almost two months on the road, the party pulls into Southaven. Days ago, Dracos, the eladrin wizard, recieved word from the Tower there that they needed to pull in at night, undercover of darkness.
They did so, and soon Orem led the team off and the party went ahead to the tower. Upon arriving, the wizards looked at them one by one, nodding and whispering amongst themselves. Soon enough they began to pass out stacks of papers to the group, who goes through them in surprise. On each sheet of paper is a face. The party is surprised to realize it is THEIR faces. With fake names, and crimes they never did on them. The wizards go on to explain that someone seems to have set them up. The wanted posters have come in from different nations and cities, but they realized they were all from the same general place/person when they discovered the ink was created from the Night Orchid, which only grown in one place that uses it for ink.
The wizards reveal a casket, and after it is opened, tell the party that it is the body of the Eladrin Oracle. She was assassinated recently, after beginning to give prophecies concerning some people she called the ‘Faceless men’ men who had to hide their faces from people. Which brings up the posters again. The oracle had been mind-battling another Oracle who she didn’t know,.
The wizards ask if anyone in the group they had traveled with was not in the Wanted Posters, because obviously someone was informing on them. Eventually the group realized it had to be Orem and Russ, one of his men.
Leaving the tower, they went to the stables to find them, only to discover the wagons gone, and Samual, another wagoneer, dead. Following, they came upon a fire, it was the wagons, and the bodies of Russ and Orem were evident.
A note on Orem said simply ‘Zander always pays his debts.’
After returning to the tower with the news, they were given instructions to Zander, and went to meet him. It was revealed that he was a very dangerous man. He had apparently hired Orem to get the Book of Nerrul’s rituals that the group had lost at the Crossroads Inn. Eventually, he blackmailed the party into looking for the book for him as well, and sent along his assistant Gregor to watch them.
After a couple days rest from their journeys, and research into the prophecies, the group decided they had to head South, if only because they had no other clues than that is where the Prophecies said that is the way they would go.