The arrives back in Watyrdoun and makes a beeline for the library. Penn explains to Florian what took place in Potash and presents him with the journal. Florian orders Penn to take Aurélien and Krisella to the Sacristy to see the Dauphin, Grandmatryn Claudia West.
The Dauphin introduces herself and hears the introductions of the PCs. She seems to know a bit about Aurélien’s family. She listens as Penn recounts the tale once more, then asks for a vial of each party member’s blood, explaining that she will use a powerful ‘blood biography’ spell to confirm their identities.
She returns to the room an hour later and returns the bottles of blood to their respective donors. She then explains that she is one of a few people working on a secret project of the crown. The details of this project are vague but she suggests that the work is in opposition to the Krakyn. She gives Penn a sealed letter addressed to Florian. She reveals that the letter explains that the PCs are worthy of the secret project’s trust, and suggests that he offer them employment, relieving the bookish Penn of his travelling duties.
The party delivers the letter to Florian. The deputy offers them employment and asks that they return on the morrow to sign contracts he will have drafted.