Dear Mother,

Isran says that he needs someone out in the field, taking the fight to the vampires while he gets the fort back into shape. So the plan is to keep the vampires busy while Isran prepares for the showdown?

Isran adds, “Tolan was telling me about some cave the Vigilants were poking around in. Seemed to think it was related to these recent attacks. Tolan, tell him about it, what was it, Dimhollow?”

“Yes, that’s it. Dimhollow Crypt.” Tolan steps forward. “Brother Adalvald was sure it held some long-lost vampire artifact of some kind. We didn’t listen to him any more than we did Isran. He was at the Hall when it was attacked…” Tolan stops, unable to continue.

Isran asks J’Zhirr to poke around in Dimhollow Crypt to find out what the vampires were looking for. Hearing this, Tolan offers his help and says that he will meet J’Zhirr at Dimhollow Crypt.

When Isran tries to tell Tolan that it’s not a good idea, Tolan says angrily, “I know what you think of us. You think we’re soft, that we’re cowards. You think our deaths proved our weakness. Stendarr grant that you do not have to face the same test and be found wanting.” With that, Tolan leaves.