The first was Tholgur, a Dwarf who like many of his kind was a touch rough around the edges but a good and agreeable nature underneath. He readily obliged my request to sheath his weapon at the Shrine and I found his blunt manner quite diverting. As it turns out he is brother-in-arms to Aiden, who has been tasked with keeping an eye on him. I hope he does well in the Watch.
Another was met only today, Trystane. Seems he was a wanderer, a ranger thinning the population of Gnolls in the Reaching. We ended up having quite a long talk, of Gods and family and the like. He's interesting; there is a sense he has far more stories to tell that couldn't possibly fit into a single afternoon.
Oh, Terri and Aiden have at last reconciled! Such a relief, I didn't like to see them so at odds. Terri returned to her puckish self, and Aiden, well, it is one fewer thing on his mind.
He has had word again from Cormyr... I've not had the chance yet to ask him what it was about, but I know it must be serious. His new renewed familial communications at last inspired me... I wrote to mama two days ago. No reply yet, but I will check with the postmaster tomorrow.