The Travellers have been Displaced once again, this time over 2500 miles to the northwest and years beyond reckoning. The temerature is much cooler, and they observe its people wearing much more clothing than they are familiar with.
The streets are paved with large stones, and the surrounding buildings are made of carved stone, precious wood, or both. When Corwyn attempts to speak with someone passing by, the man speaks in gibberish as if mad. Strangely enough, the man still seems to understand the Travellers. Many believe them to be deaf because of this.
Somehow, some of this strange gibberish is starting to make sense for the Travellers, which leads creadence to the idea that they have been cursed before arrival. What they can make out of the natives is that they are in a city know as “Speaker” and that the Travellers appear to be foreigners or slaves.
Seeking advice, Nabu Tur consults her talking skull Ziniir whose loud undead voice incites an angry mob seeking out the dark sorcery, and forces the Travellers to disperse. Each seeks in their own way to blend in, aquiring clothes and doing their best to understand this new language (Except for Arazu who learns that these people are not fond of Giants either; Imagine if they knew what he really was.). Corwyn uses his gifts to locate everyone and get them back together.
Nabu Tur mentions to the rest of the Travellers that she discovered a plot by a malevolent entity disguised as a human to kidnap someone at a banquet later that night. They do what they can to seek out this creature, and find a clandestine meeting of affluent men discussing their abduction plans, led by a reagal man wearing a patch over his left eye.