We finish up talking with Behrita, and discuss what we're going to do. We decide to gather our gear, and Elleanna will pick another card from the deck. He pulls one, and finds that there is no visible picture because it is engulfed in flames. We find ourselves going through a portal, feeling quite warm, and then pleasant. We find ourselves outside of a bar called the Lively Dagger. It is literally just the bar. There is no town. One side is a bar and the other is all bom-chicka-wow-wow. We stand there briefly, and are greeted by someone with bright red hair. And DM is on the move. SWAP?? Moving along… the red-head is stunning, 5 1/2 ft tall, brown eyes. She's wearing a variation of priestly robes (with cleavage). She walks over from the "education" side of the room. A variety of people are learning to read romance novels. There is a bartender and serving wench. On the brothel side of the bar is shirtless gentleman with low-riding britches and a cat-like walk. He looks like Giles! He walks over to the owner. Her name is SunBlade. Not-Giles (aka Honeybun) goes to get her a drink. Kador walks over to chat him up "hey Honeybun". Not-Giles does not sock Kador so as not to ruin his manicure. Kador inquires about whether or not the name Giles sounds familiar to Not-Giles/ Honeybun. It does. Not-Giles is Miles! On the scholarly side of the room, there are three people in clerics robes. They have tattoos of leaping flames. One introduces herself as Shannon Cummings. She asks if we're interested in the books, languages, and all things bartending, and provides us each with a book relevant to our interests. Around the bar are fighters/ fighter types and it is getting rowdy. There are a couple people engaged in a heated argument. Jamie steps over to interject, and offers a try of his Orc-ish drink. The student/ fighter is a bit inebriated and not responsive to Jamie's offer. He swings twice at Jamie, but stumbles. His buddy tries to hit Jamie as well. Jamie swings back. Guy is KO'd. Suddenly, Sunblade steps in and starts everyone's left shoe on fire to regain order. She announces that fighting will no longer be allowed, but that there are bound to be three marriages tonight. Our party must decide amongst ourselves who will wed. We could not choose amongst ourselves quickly enough, and Sunblade shoos us out of the bar. Kero asks if there is anything we can do to get back in her favor. She tells us she'd like us to find her camel Sir-Humps-A-Lot. We try to track prints. Kador finds pony tracks, and Tammy finds camel tracks leading the other way. We do end up coming across two camels. They're "cuddling". We cannot figure out which is Sir-Humps-A-Lot, so we consider just taking both. Kador thinks there may be something funny about this camel. We come to find out it is a camel dragon, and not just a camel dragon, a TELEPATHIC camel dragon. Kero communicates with it to see what it would take to bring it back to Sunblade. We negotiate a deal, and the camel dragon actually transforms into a human. He mentions that terms of his return also includes a name change, as he does not prefer Sir-Humps-A-Lot; his name is Porter. We begin the road back to the bar, and decide who in our party will marry when we return. We make it back and Kero and Sunblade enter into negotiations. The terms are that Kero and Ellean will be wed, and will include Miles in their arrangement. Miles must then come with the party as part of the agreement. Kero retrieves Porter from outside (where he waited for negotiations to be finished). He chats with Sunblade briefly, and then saunters back to the brothel area.
And on to the wedding ceremony. Prince Elleanna, Kero, and Miles stand together at the altar (?) to be wed. Kero is in the middle. They each find that vines of flame are now essentially tattooed on their arms as a symbol of their bond (Kero has two, since she was in the middle).
Sunblade bestows a wedding gift. She hands Jamie a fork. It's a special fork, since it's also a ladle. Spork? No! it's Efril!
Elleanna, Kero, and Miles go off to consummate the marriage (possibly?) Jamie and Efril discuss what has happened since taken by Wynwood.
We chat a bit with Sunblade about everything that has happened and the repercussions. After full questioning of how she came across Efril, the meaning of the flaming vines, if there is a way back to this place, etc. Sunblade pulls the flame card and we find ourselves sent back.
We pay 12 copper altogether for rooms for the night once we're back. The night passes uneventfully (or as eventfully as we choose). Kero goes out to get items to outfit Miles- 10GP from group funds.
We decide to check out the trade routes, so we go back to the guild to ask for location. We meet Amelia at the desk and inquire about the previous trade route jobs. We find out that the spice trade may be willing to hire protection, and we're told to meet with Marie. We're going to Spice Row. She's not agreeable to paying beyond 5SP TOTAL for protection along her trade route. We decline, but still decide to check out the trade route to see if we find Kero's brother. We decide to check out the town and see if it provides any more information before we head out to the trade routes. Tammy heads to the closest temple to her god, and offers up a silver.
Kero prays to her goddess, and Miles suddenly becomes agitated and begins swearing in Celestial. Upon this weirdness, Kero prays silently now. The party takes care of all they need to do before we head out.