Mara spends her morning in the Eladrin camp, learning from the local hunters that the Eladrin would not look kindly on the party killing the Owlbears that currently nest in the old Groundskeeper’s cottage. Fearing that the rest of the party will be quick to violence, Mara comes up with her own plan to scare off the Owlbears by using their inherent wariness of Displacer beasts. She picks up some tips on how to skin a displacer beast from the Eladrin, and heads to the bell tower with Iata, Oakley, and Analastra to get to work. Together the four successfully skin a displacer beast, extract the scent glands, and frighten the Owlbears off for long enough for Mara to find a book that will establish the Eladrin’s claim to the land.
Lord Berrian Velfarren discovered upon reading this book that his father had indeed been here, but needed more information on the matter before approaching Padraig about a potential alliance. His father was known to visit the autumn nymphs at the whispering grove, but for an Eladrin lord or his men to visit them would be unseemly, and so Mara once again visited them. At the Autumn nymph’s pond, Mara traded secrets with the nymphs and learned that Lord Velfarren’s father was trapped inside the guard tower.
Upon hearing this, Berrian Velfarren gave the Vizier card to his sister, Analastara, and coldly told her that if she was so keen to prove herself she would enter the tower and find their father, sending his own sister on what is almost certainly a suicide mission.