The knocking on the Archdruid's door should have woken him up at three in the morning, but the halfling was already wide awake. Dressed in his nightshirt, Taron opened the door without his crown of antlers. One of Kendarr's lieutenants, the drow Yuson, stood in his doorway. The drow was scowling.
"Archdruid, the tiefling stonemason is mad about something and wants to talk to you about it." Yuson's voice belied patience. It was clear that Yuson was decidedly uninterested in conveying the message of Dyrakus.
"Send him in, send him in." Taron returned to his desk to pour his irate visitor some tea. Yuson turned on his heel to fetch the nighttime visitor.
"Archdruid, we have been deceived!" Dyrakus' voice was far too loud for this late hour. "Sandstone is worthless for this contruction!" Dyrakus then proceeded to launch into a tirade about various types of rock, the feasibility of fortification construction with each type of rock, and a detailed analysis of the various costs associated with each type. After Taron finished drinking the bowl of tea he never had a chance to offer Dyrakus, he held up one hand.
"My friend, are you saying that I need to send someone to get the right rocks for you?" The Archdruid completely disarmed the tiefling.
"That's exactly what I'm saying, Archdruid!" Dyrakus was exasperated. It remained to be seen with whom.
"Then Yuson will send somebody. I'm sure they will get your rocks quite swiftly. For now, please get some rest."
Yuson gathered the search party shortly before dawn. In the courtyard of the Outpost along the northern wall, he gave their orders.
"Yesterday, a stone merchant from Wet Rocks sold our tiefling stonemason three wagons of stones. Apparently, these stones are not the stones that the tiefling wanted. For some inexplicable reason, the tiefling paid for the stones anyway. The Archdruid has informed me that you are to follow the merchant and bring back our money or bring back our stones. The merchant is a dwarf named Hollinger, and he works for Hilde, Illitar, Lok'ten, and Associates. He carries a warhammer, but Kendarr says he doesn't know how to use the damn thing. Hollinger has about 20 hours on you. The sun is up in 30 minutes, and I want to be asleep by then. Any questions?"
Yuson is supremely annoyed.