The players made their way via Dung Chow’s Whirlwind spell to Uzure overland without much incident. Taking care to avoid being spotted.
Meanwhile Julius made us of his In-Agata-Da-Vita ritual and quickly made is way to Uzure.
There he talked with the townspeople and found that the economy and picked up although people who were unskilled at mining or providing services to the miners were suffering. Additionally crime among the unskilled or those who were not hired by Foreman Durin began to rise.
Julius then made his way throughout town making his presence known. Dressed in his fine clothes he was the target for several attempts but he needed to merely motion to his sword and they backed off.
When the rest of the group arrived, they ate at the inn and chatted with the people.
That night, Julius again used his In-Agata-Da-Vita ritual to travel to Kaine and check on the situation there. He also intended to talk with Duke, but when he got within the radius of the Corrupting Nether Creep that had overtaken the city he was shaken from his ritual and found himself 10 miles from the city.
Julius found piles of rotting corpse and that the city was almost growing dark spires in the distance. Sicked and shaken by the sight he returned to Uzure and went immediately to Catherine.
Julius then told Catherine that he was unable to reach her father and feared the worst.
The next morning he told the rest of the party and everyone agreed that they needed to make it to Kaine as soon as possible.
Catherine went to arrange for mundane travel for the group.
The next morning the made their way to the mine where they found it transformed and highly effeicient. Apparently Foreman Durin was extremely good at his job and had hired wood workers to build a warehouse and additional buildings. He had also hired an Accountant named Ames that was very good at his job, but a little over eager.
They made their way into the mind and found that the temple had been cleared out. The miners had also begun digging down in a strip mining method deeper in the mine and they made their way to the bottom.
There the found Foreman Durin and he was very happy to see them. As they walked back to the surface, Durin and Ames presented their ideas for improving the success of the mine. As well, Julius made it known that a goal of their investment in the mine was to invest in the community and help it recover. They dumped all of the gold and platinum they had made in Musevera on St. Luis and Ames, and gave them the goal of setting up an Iron refining facility and a moonsilver refining facility. As well they should try to get work for anyone who wanted to work with the goal of rising the community up.
When the group got back they found Catherine had arranged for them to act as guards for a small caravan and got under way to Kaine.