The talks with Stoneshield did not start smoothly, yet before blows were struck it became clear that there was a great deal of misinformation. Stoneshield had received a letter bearing Oakfell’s seal, which said that he was coming to collect his son, and stating that Stoneshield’s grandson, born of the rape of his daughter by an unknown assailant, was Oakfell’s. Stoneshield acted with understandable rage, until it was made clear to all parties that the letters must be forgeries.
Stoneshield was persuaded to come meet Lord Suffroch, and to swear loyalty in exchange for the family’s resources being used to find out the truth of the matter.
Kelvin and his retinue set out to investigate at the Albreths’ lands, since some of the false information originated there.