100th Ashan, Arc 721: Mayor Leighs office, Scalvoris Town.
That was the plan anyhow. Yet still though, there was much planning, gathering, and organizing to be done. That of which would remain largely unrevealed until later in the trial. For now, the explorer prospects were gathering in Scalvoris proper. Leigh was very much looking forward to the results and hopeful of the outcome- less paper work and complaints once the results were out, yes? As Mayor, she was in questionable standing with the people- her inaction or something similar. Then again, if the public outcry wanted her to step down- no, no wasn’t the time. Finishing the final outline for council records- all the ledgers and proposals within had been agreed upon by the Academy-Council partnership, but most of it was a disorganized mess they’d practically thrown at her. Her hatred for conflict made her docile, and she’d taken the job after all eyes had been on her. At the last dot she sighed a breath of relief and had it sent to the scribes for copying making. With her signature neatly scrawled over the paper, the fliers were posted over the next trial thanks to the diligent work of her office employees all around Scalvoris and most of the other settlements, if not all.
No animals in sight, in fact, nothing of the living variety. Ah, but that was breaks away- he could be disappointed in his forceful hire later. Now, he couldn't say much for either, but Weaslys' skills and team would be invaluable - at least, in the mapping regard. In the end, there wasn't much to be said or done, but he knew and recalled the information well enough to relay it without an immortals forsaken seven breaks of talking... They knew he hated sitting in on informationals that didn't cater to his interest, but he supposed as they were funding his exploration and the building of Ishallr's headquarters, he could make an exception without too much grumbling.
His funny googles atop his forehead, mussed hair and general state made him look all the part of an explorer, albeit a somewhat rundown one. He was easy to spot though, which was good. Accordingly, they had set up a small booth and a sign near the meetup location- it was hard to miss really with the extra stalls and such. The fearful little guy, Weaslys, was set to take part in this expedition as well, but he had yet to show up. It would be breaks before the expedition was to start, but judging by the amount of people in front of him already, he hoped for more speedy exploration. At that time, He used his voice loudly so it stretched across the sizable area for the meetup. "This is going to be a journey, so everyone here for the expedition should getsa' ready! I'm Zach and I'll be spearheading and coordinating with our cartographer and note taker, who have yet to arrive. As you all know, this expedition is hosted and sponsored by both the Council and the Academy. Judging by our experimental looksee, there could be possible danger and a rumors from the investigation hint ghosts."
He let that sink in for a few bits as observed the reactions of the crowd. "You heard right, the only danger was found in the form of ghosts. Though these ghosts are yet unidentified, the previous investigation was concluded with no harm to the investigators, though a vow of silence was enacted. As many of you know or have heard, the location we are ferrying to is one the ruins of Faldrass. It was dubbed the Sentry by the people and many have inquired about its build and halls. The simplest answer is this- we have little information, s such there is potential to find danger."
He sounded a bit hopeful at the last part, so he cleared his throat. "Mm, I know you will all have questions, I will answer them to my capabilities. Meanwhile we wait, might as well get acquainted with your fellow adventurers and exploration buddies. Oh, right," The last part was a sudden exclamation. "We'll discuss the plan of attack, so to say, when it's time to depart and we're mostly all here. We are waiting on quite a few prospects, but in roughly two or three breaks, we'll begin boarding. At that point, once the boat is fully boarded and anchors pulled there will be no turning back, as the boat will not return to these docks until we've concluded the expedition. Please be sure to stop by the reception booth to be logged, that is how we will keep headcount. "
With that squared, he nodded once to himself and set about answering questions. People were free to come up or raise their hands or whatever to get his attention, and he tried to answer in a timely fashion. Weaslys approached sometime later, around a break or so with his fellow map makers and scribes and made his own call out about the expedition. Just an introduction and the names of his partners, which including the rather short, timid Eidisi himself included four others. Weaslys, Tia, Rozlam, and Beruk were the cartographers and the scribes, they'd be mapping and taking notes- there were two Eidisi for each position though they could work interchangeably. They seemed to huddle themselves near the booth after their introductions, but made it clear they were open to questions though Zach was the preferred option.