As the days turn into almost a week since the party had left to Nar’Sana; Fiva has begun to waste away from heartbreak, refusing to eat or drink as it has occurred to her that Aras had not lived up to his promise.
Feeling extreme guilt for his own love for her, but understanding her needs and definitely not wanting for her to die; Ryhar decides to set off to Nar’Sana to find their allies. In the middle of the Rosan Deadlands he comes across an Ataga (Dasanar’s Hand), a giant ground-dwelling beast with 8 tentacles and a ever hungry maw. He nearly dies in the fight against it as it knocks him off of his horse; but he pulls through in order to kill it singlehandedly.
Witness to this is the rest of the Company, who came to see the cause of the commotion within the deadlands on their return to Rosan. Having found his friend, Ryhar informs Aras of Fiva’s condition, and without hesitation Aras sets off ahead of the group to reach her. Upon their arrival to Rosan Aras immeadiately heads to see Fiva, who is overjoyed by his return. As the rest of the group takes Ryhar with them back to the tavern; Aras stays behind to tend to his still wounded elf friend. He’s almost tempted to tell her how he really feels, but remembers the one night he had tried to months ago and so decides not to press the issue on Fiva; having the impression that whatever he feels is unrequited. As he lets her sleep and leaves, however; he finds K’Rena outside, who had been listening in on him and Fiva the whole time and confronts him about his feelings for the wood elf.
After their discussion the two come back across the rest of the party, and despite Zou’s concern about Aras’s apparent depressed manner, the monster hunter brushes off Zou’s questions. However, all relatively seems to be well in the morning; and after receiving a rather chipper Fiva back into the party they set off to the north after asking around where to inform the knights of Ahrea about the forces of Lady Kala. Fiva is still disturbed by K’Rena’s presence though she knows it is for the best; but the Narrer keeps an eye on her new dark elf companion while they travel on. They reach Fort Salas where the Rosan Guard is stationed, and as they find out the guard is all too aware of Lady Kala; as her brigades travel in plain sight to the far north towards the Divide Of The Lands. Unable to do anything in regards to the massive amount of troops at Lady Kala’s disposal, the party decides to return to their original goal: The Temple Of Aza, the God Of Lightning; which lays to the north west across the Arcele River.