After leaving the Trimerian Capitol, which was left in ruins, the Nephilm then traveled to the closest coast city in search of the King of Trimeria. Passing through the Bullywug swamp, the party rests for the next day of travel.
While Kvothe and Boleros are sleeping, Grom and Tovern are confronted by Veil, the monk that brought the party together. He urged them to join him in the ritual that was about to transpire, no one of their races had ever taken part in it and he was curious as to how it would turn things in the group’s favor.
The two underwent the secret trial and came back tired and hardly remembering much. When they awoke the next morning the two seemed like different people all together Grom and Tov had undergone a change. They could also remember all of the horrible, horrible things that they did to achieve the power they have now.
The Nephilm then completed their journey to the city of Borden. Once the city was in view they could see the docks and the ships that sat there. They were huge docks, fitting ships the size of small forts. One such ship could be seen coming in, it was white with flags sailing the symbol of the nation of Mithrindain. Golden writing on the side of the ship, elvish, was read by one of the party members to Say: Mili Ra’ Mitril, or, Military of Mithrindain.
Swinging in, the ship docked, and immediately ramps fell from the sides and Elven soldiers all wearing armor of pearl white and gold stepped forward. Awaiting their commander who slowly made his way off the ship and in front of them, pacing and concentrating on a piece of parchment, he began to bark orders in Elvish.
By this time the Elves had gained a crowd, people looked on, Humans and Dwarves made up the population in this nation and it was as such here, Elves were only seen in this continent in the land of Toryn.
Some of the people began to chatter, the group looked on from the hill overlooking the city and watched as the soldiers dispersed, most of them going into the tavern, the others were off to various places around the city.
The Idea was hatched that they would wait to enter the city, coming back when things were calmed down. They were to find the king, and any interruption these Elven troops would cause would just waste their time.