(This is the second season after Ancient Discovery. Not knowing what may happen therein or how long it may take, and figuring in there may be need for recovery time)
Roberto of Flambeau is away on personal business deep beneath the sea. In the meantime, he has set his two proteges to task assembling an investigative exploratory patrol into the local wilderness.
Edith "Dora" of Flambeau, herself a Pledge trying to join the covenant, has been assigned the pro tempore title of Junior Marshal. Vibria, who is also a Marshal (or was she of a different higher office now?), is taking care of other important duties (or is she?). But she has a lot on her plate and is fine with letting Edith organize a local expedition.
The situation at hand involves owlbears. In the last year, evidence of presence has been discovered at least a dozen times, and there have been two confirmed sightings of at least two if not three different individual creatures. It was thought they were wiped out, so Roberto feels it is worth investigating.
Vibra has a dream. She is a hermit &/or firedrake, things blur. She is raising her drakeilngs/children in the wild, and they are constantly getting picked on and beat up by these bully owlbears/big kids. Then Vibria meets two strangers that offer to help her confront the lead bully. They lead her to the brute, yet stay to steps behind her. Vibria sees the bully and charges in to give him what for, and the bully starts beating Vibria savagely.
And the strangers throw rocks at her.
Carmen assigns her apprentice Lucien to assist Edith. Roberto has been mentoring them both for a few years now.
Edith thinks to hersellf. (I know he is testing me. He keeps telling me "oh, I'm not that clever. I just make plans up spontaneously as I go". I see right through his rouse)
Edith has a list of instructions that reads more like a llist of suggestions.
Invite the other pledges to join you. Woad, Marcellus, Give them an opportunity to become familiar with the lay of the land.
Investigate the ruins of Featherbotom's cabin. Itwas cleared out by the Quaesitors and the Bjornaer. But something may have been left behind and someone has been tinkering.
Dont be shy about reaching out to Vocis, Vibria, or any of the other members
Pick out a Lance from the guard. Five man squad.