The next morning the party made their way through the post-riot city to Castle Hyldlor to meet with the grieving Queen Vesper Llyr to return the stolen brooch and collect their reward. The castle was on high alert, but the queen's personal bodyguard, Sabrina took them to the throne room. After a heartfelt thanks and delivery of the reward, they were then encouraged by Vesper to report to the Black Lodge, the base of operations of the Hyldloran chapter of the Blackguard, to help bring the city back under control.
- "Wowza, the Queen is quite the looker! How can any 58-year-old look so damn stunning after hours of grieving? I'm not saying she looked like she hasn't, quite the opposite, she shows visible signs of someone who's spent a great deal of time crying and and in utter despair. I really don't think she had anything to do with the King's death... no way. Anyway, did I mention Queen Vesper is gorgeous...damn, I'm smitten! It was an absolute honor to be in the presence of royalty and even more so to be personally asked to help The Black Guard in restoring Hyldlor to a manageable order. A lowlife gutter-monkey like me being thanked and rewarded by the Queen herself? It feels good to be needed, only needed may be an understatement. The Overseers were seen leaving for Lorenia this morning. The remaining Blackguard and Shadowwing Company are rattled after last night. And the Demonslayers, as usual, just do what they want."