Getting back to Oveda, the party agrees that hiding the refugees with Sonny is the best idea, having them skulk about in the sewers under the city with the friendly warforged and Etir while Saneic hides nearby to keep an eye on them all in case something happens. Khyber and Amren stay above ground by the entrance to the sewers and pretend to be beggars while Shar, Shyr, Zarik and Draka all go to Opiters home to discuss the warforged threat. While attempting to convince Opiter of the threat and existence of the sentient constructs, Draka lets slip the existence of Sonny and his hide away in the sewers.
Opiter is horrified to hear of a potential threat living right underneath the city and demands to be taken to the creatures lair to slay it, but the party manages to calm him down and stall him, telling him they will take him to it later after making sure Sonny is still there, to which Opiter reluctantly agrees too. As the party makes ready to leave however, Opiter asks Shyr to stay behind to talk to him in private. The Aasimer consents and tells the party he will meet up with them later, to which the set right away to sneaking back into the room to snoop in on the conversation. They over hear Opiter telling Shyr about the brewing war in Aissur with the Eyvar and that he trusts his youngest sibling will do his duty. They also hear Shyr tell Opiter that he is not his commanding officer anymore and that what he does and does not do is of no concern to him before leaving hastily. Rejoining the party, they make their way to the sewers.
On their way, Shyr, Saneic, and Zarik ask Draka what he was thinking, telling Opiter about Sonny. Draka explaining that it was the only sure fire way of convincing the half celestial sun elf about the very real threat. When Shyr tells Draka that Opiter will probably kill the warforged, Draka states confused about how a cleric could slay a creature that is clearly not evil, to which Shyr retorts that his brother is no cleric, as Draka grows silent.
Getting to the sewers and to the other party members they inform everyone what had happened at Opiter’s home, the party incredulous that Draka could be so trusting of a previously very hostile individual. Draka defends his actions, saying they were the easiest and quickest way of showing the threat was real and possibly saving more lives. Sonny finally speaks up and says he agrees with Draka’s sentiments, and that perhaps it was time for him to take his leave of the city anyway. The party, shocked, ask if he will go with them instead to which he states no, he plans to go off and find answers for why his memory seems to be malfunctioning. Saddened by his decision but ultimately respecting his wishes, everyone tells him goodbye and good luck, to which Sonny assures the party they will see him again.
With Sonny gone, Draka gets Opiter and leads him to the warforge’s old nook, and although Sonny himself is not there, there is enough evidence for the guard captain to take the threat seriously and start preparing for possible threats from inside the kingdom.
Taking their leave from the sewers, everyone starts to head to Draka’s home for a night rest when Shyr stops them, informing them that he may not be able to continue staying with them either. Shocked, they ask why, to which he explains that as a cleric of the goddess of valor, if there is war brewing in Aissur, then he must go their and answer the call to battle. The party stands quiet, trying to wrestle with the knowledge of losing two friends in one day when Zarik asks Shyr if he has taken a pilgrimage yet. Shyr blinks confused and then widens his eyes in realization, saying that no, he had not and was due one which would allow him to stall the order to ship to Aissur for a year before telling the party he would meet them at the house and rushing off to his church.
Later that night, the cleric comes back, tired but happy to note that he was granted his request and for the time being would continue traveling with them, as they make plans to head out tomorrow morning to again try to get the halflings and their ‘cargo’ to safety…