The party was invited to the wedding and reception of the king to his new wife, his former mistress, and Erdwell’s mother. Several people of note approached the party. The king asked them to keep an eye out for Ilrael’s co-conspirators.
One man wanted to make money from their fame.
One man wanted them to speak against the king (obliquely worded, of course).
A general wanted them to support the invader solely in order to get the civil war over with so that they could fight the real enemy: the invasion from the other plane.
The newly legitimized prince Erdwell said he missed his brother, but didn’t mourn his brother, because he was sure his brother wasn’t dead. He had no idea where he went, but people don’t just disappear from the battlefield.
The invading Prince Ilrael attended the wedding under flag of truce, and wished the king a long and happy life and begged him to abdicate, citing the prophecy that the king has simply to order to be retrieved from the vaults of the high chuch in Therea, which will prove that it had been foretold that Ilrael would be the rightful king.
Kismet followed the Prince back out to his retinue, and said “What about the end of the world? Isn’t that important?” Ilrael whispered to his cohort, “Do you know anything about the end of the world?” To which his cohort advised, “You’re against it, sire.” Ilrael drew himself up and said to Kismet, “In times of crisis, it must be a strong man who leads!” And he rode off.
Elsewhere in the reception, the tiefling Sessyn was observed to be in attendance. Karl, Kismet, and Jay approached her and asked what she was doing there. Sessyn said she was there on behalf of her father, Duke Ord’Thane. None of even the more worldly party members had heard of him. A minor duke in the highest plane of Hell, he commanded many armies and hired out as mercenaries to whoever could agree to his terms. The king was obviously considering it, as Ilrael was storming north with his invading army rapidly.