The man shakes his head at Thorin and tells him he can keep his equipment until the ceremony where he will have no choice but to surrender all. Thorin is then shown to a seat where other robed men are in meditation and chanting. Without any instructions you can tell you are being expected to do the same.
Sapphire and Krusten try to interact with the people but they do not respond to their knocks. You assume that word of your future visits has already been passed around.
"It seems we cannot learn more from this place until Thorin is inducted. I need to check on my armies and we can meet back at the village square when it is time, agreed?"
As Thorin begins meditating he notices that his host is preparing a mixture to one corner of the room. It smells like an infusion but Thorin is unable to decide which herbs are being used. The host then pours the liquid into a cup and brings it over to Thorin. He says,
"Drink up, this will help you relax."
We interrupt Exorcism At Willow's Pass PBP RPG to share wise words from way back when:
Today is: 18th August (GMT), in history on the 18th of August, 1916 AD the following birth happened:
Moura Lympany: Saltash, England -- Pianist (OBE-1979)