With their foe lying slain in the town square, the heroes took a few moments to collect themselves and take stock of the scene. The bodies of at least a dozen villagers lay dead on the dirt of the square. Guards, priests and pilgrims alike moved to tend the wounded, including a stunningly beautiful woman. Closer inspection revealed her to be a priestess of Ioun named Dierdre. As Noura moved to assist the wounded, Rook and the remaining party members consulted with Dierdre on the events that had just transpired. It was about that time that Roxy joined the fray. Having heard the commotion, she came as quickly as possible, missing the battle by mere moments.
Dierdre relayed that she didn’t believe this attack to be the last and agreed with Rook that they were likely looking for the Tear of Ioun. She knew little of the Tear itself, only that it is a fist-sized gem that is said to hold vast knowledge gathered by the Goddess herself. She pleaded with the heroes to investigate the matter further and to recover the stone if they were able. She would like to have it brought to another temple of Ioun in order to be protected and studied.