The group decided to wait around for Gulch to be back up to fighting form. In the mean time Tarser went around and found out the Crowfords had a lower member of the family, one Lofar Crowford, participating in the upcoming Fairview Tournament. Tarser proceeded to bet against him in the upcoming bets and finding out where he is staying. Olly went about getting the ghost blade from the ruins repaired. Tarser went about with further chicanery and general fucking with Lofar. Gulch went about his literary lessons with Iralus Birgtrum. Later Maera joined Gulch in investigating the raft Maera and Olly spotted nights before. On the way Maera visited Blithe and tried to help out some of the ailing villagers. Upon approaching the raft they were met with a man of the roof. Gulch proceeded to give him a medieval appendectomy.He seemed to be heavily tattooed and possibly out of his mind. They tried to track down what happened to the barrels, to no avail.