Dolins and Teddy arrived back at the castle very early in the morning. Calaila and I were awoken and met them in the great hall, where they had an odd, rather injured black clad character with them. I asked the two of them what had transpired and Dolins broke into an excellent song recapping the night of adventure to a great backbeat.
Then we met Roderick, at least that is what he told us his name was. He told us he was a fisherman but Calaila saw through that ruse and charmed him into telling us the truth. He stated that he is a transient fellow with affiliation to no one but those who pay him coin. He stated in his current tasks, he brings the messages Jayne leaves to a rider in Galtown(?). (This wise maester was unsure of how to spell this town)
I went to work diagnosing and healing both Roderick and Teddy. After this, the Lord arrived in the room and we told him of our plans, which he thought was a good course of action. He told us to all go have breakfast but asked Teddy to stay behind. We sat down at a few tables, Dolins keeping me company. Teddy did come back and joined us but after being served, he strangely got up to go get a drink from the kitchen. The rest of us declined his offer of beer as it was 6 in the morning. I am worried he is becoming a lush… I will have to keep watch of that.
After we had eaten, Teddy and I went back to talk to the lord about our newly hatched plan to go to the location where Roderick would meet the rider. The lord suggested we take a sworn sword with us but preferred we took our choice of Maelys or Perin. I had heard of a mute knight with a mysterious background in my studies which I assume could only be Maelys. Perin, I knew that he was from a poor but proud house on Pebble, a small isle near the fingers. Calaila had also told us that Perin had debts back in Galtown, so we all decided we thought the best choice would be Maelys.
We took the rest of the day to pack our belongings and get ready for our trek. I made sure Jayne was comfortable with the ravenry and packed all my belongings on my palfrey, Patches. In the morning, the lord took leave of us and we headed off!
It took us a few days, but we finally made it to our old lands that we had lost in the past. We were taking our time, riding along the beaten path, Dolins singing to us songs of our house history, when we heard horses coming towards us around the bend…