The party recovers in Red Larch, at the Inn they have come to appreciate, and sleep a well deserved night's rest.
In the morning, they eat breakfast(and mead), with Alduin and Cyril, and discover quite a bit of information. They learn that there have been a large appearance of Elemental Cults in the Dessarin Valley. They have encountered the Cult of Black Earth in Red Larch, the Cult of Howling Hatred at Feathergale Spire, the Cult of the Crushing Wave at Rivergard Keep, and a previously unknown Cult of Eternal Flame, of which the party has not encountered, to their knowledge.
They are then told, that the Cult of Black Earth, which terrorized Red Larch not too long ago, is said to have last been seen in the southern chasms of the Sumber Hills and may be a threat to the monks of the Sacred Stone Monastery to the east, between Feathergale Spire and Rivergard Keep.
Alduin and Cyril Introduce themselves as members of the Harpers and Order of the Gauntlet, respectively. They are just two of five members of a party comprised of representatives from all five of the factions along the Sword Coast: Harpers, Order of the Gauntlet, Lords' Alliance, Zhentarim, and the Emerald Enclave.
Alduin and Cyril's group is currently in Westbridge, on their way to Waterdeep, to investigate word of threats terrorizing settlements in Triboar, the Goldenfields, and Bryn Shantor. They then offer the party a chance to help them, in Westbridge, if they would like to stem the chaos happening not more than a few days travel to the north, along the Long Road.
At this time, the group finds themselves at a crossroad of options.