Liu Wenxiong and Ba Jiao,
It is a warm summer evening when ugly little Sharwen, the man-servant to Hu Yiping, finds you both. You haven't left Guobei. Why is that? What's kept you here for the last month, and why is that about to change?
Guobei has had a large number of Imperial troops moving through. War in the north, the only word shared with you. Why aren't you in the army, by the by? Soldiers of fortune, right?
Ba, how did things turn out with that nobleborn and his family crypt? What trifling item did you keep for yourself from that dark place?
Laughing Crane, how did you handle the advances of Hu Jiaohua? She seemed quite taken with your stories of heroism. Perhaps your status as an adventurer and her savior helped with that. I'm sure the possible ire of her mother wasn't an influence at all on her favor.
Sharwen finds the two of you talking with Bohap the horse trader. Tell me about the horse you're considering purchasing, Laughing Crane. What does the animal remind you of?