Pecan knew what to do, Brodert Quink was the local scholar of all things ancient. The group went to pay Mr Quink a visit. It became clear that Brodert was eager to have a few new students and encouraged them to sign up and pay for his class that apparently no one ever attends. After a few lies and scaring the old man, he was willing to share that the key Arin has was in fact shaped after a Sihedron symbol, the symbol of virtues from Thassilon.
“Although I have my reservations, the star is generally agreed among scholars to have represented; wealth, fertility, honest pride, abundance, eager striving, righteous anger, and rest. The Sihedron was core to Thassilonian culture.
“Most of my contemporaries believe the empire to have reached the height of power between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago. This is simply not the case, I believe Thassilon to have existed and disappeared no sooner than 10,000 years ago. Have I mentioned the old light must have been a terrible weapon of some sort?”
No one in the group seemed impressed and this seemed to upset Brodert, a man prideful of his education.
The heroes of Sandpoint spent the next day tending to their needs and investigating those who may have been involved in the murder of Katrine Vinder and Banny Harker. Ibor Thorn, the manager of the lumber mill, also the man who found the victims, was imprisoned as a suspect. As the day grew late, he was visited by Avaric and Arin and provided a few bits of information. Ibor, still covered in the blood of his employer, had tried to dislodge Banny’s hanging body. He insisted that he was not responsible for the deaths of Katrine or Banny. It was probably the Scarnetti family who had ordered Banny’s death and that Katrine was just unlucky for being with him at the time.
“You see, the Scarnettis own the lumber mill and a few other businesses in the region, I knew Ibor was scamming some money from the mill, but I didn’t say anything, I didn’t want him to get in trouble or to endanger my job. If I found out that Banny was stealing money from the mill, I’m sure the Scarnettis did as well. They aren’t nice people, at least that is what Banny said.”
Belor didn’t consider Ibor a serious suspect, now with Ven and Ibor, both being released in the morning, he had little else to go on. The sheriff thought it would be important to share another piece of news with the team. There was another murder, a few days before Katrine and Banny had been killed. A few hours to the south a few Sandpoint guards came upon a mad man, Grayst Sevila, after he had killed several people in a barn.