They struggled to find anyone to help them locate Commander Msindi. Finally, after finding out about the recent thefts in the city, a citizen informed them she usually resides in the barracks central to the town.
When approached, the guards were unfriendly to the party until it was mentioned that Lin sent them for help. Msindi welcomed them and informed the party she had been sending supply caravans weekly to Longville but they had never returned. Considering the dangerous state of the countryside, she assumed they were headed north up the coast from Longville to the safer Havford. The party volunteered to escort the next caravan and find out what has been happening to them.
Before departing, they pursued on the handwritten note that lead to the apocathery. When asked for Reno, the shopkeep believed the lie about the number of survivors and relinquished three more vials of the silvery liquid, exclaiming he couldn’t understand the obsession with the stuff. When asked, Msindi explained the liquid was Silvertongue, an illegal drug being smuggled into the city. The party informed her they got what stock they had from the town apocathery.
They departed the next day to escort the caravan of supplies to Longville. One caravan was loaded with new arms and armor smithed In Averistad, while the other had as much food and medical supplies as Averistad could spare, considering the thieving crisis.
Along the way, the convoy was attacked by a group of unbranded soldiers in heavy military gear. After viciously dispatching the bulk of the group when they threatened the convoy, the party knocked out and captured one of the soldiers, a bard.
On the way to Longville, they questioned him about his motives. He claimed he was indeed part of the Charan, and that they never wore branding when capturing the caravans to allow them to get close without suspicion.
When asked about why he follows the Charan, he simply said “Everyone needs food, and right now they can provide.”