You are led to Moonstone Keep and Infernus appears before you.
She acknowledges that you are valiant warriors who have caused her much grief. She admires your capabilities and offers for you to join her in the administration and development of the valley. She claims that you can get rich if you each pay her 10000gp for the rights to control a territory within her jurisdiction, and then each of you find ten others who will each pay you 10000gp for the right to work in your area and so on. You will collect taxes for all commerce in your area, remitting a portion of the taxes to her along with a portion of the fee remitted to you for each person you recruit.
It is her intent to make Fallcrest the richest city in the realms of the Dragon Queen (Tiamat). She points to the great riches of wood, minerals, and farmland. The three major transportaiton routes, and the only solid access to the Northlands on this side of the continent.
The Dawnforge Mountains are in her realm and she controls the pass to the eastlands.
She admits to having swallowed Nimozaran, an ancient bronze dragon who has been in human form for so long, he does not remember how to change back.
She encourages you to think over her offer and tells you she will meet you again in two days.
You arrive back at the Inn to gather your gear. Grae says that he is going to go to talk to Naerumar about business and leaves (after slipping the Dragons’ Bane in Mercaiden’s pack). Unknown to the party, Grae receives a sending from Fra’Nika calling him to join her in Winterhaven as she wants to return home to help her family who are having trouble with the Cultists of Solkara again.
After leaving Infernus, you encounter Shannalotte, Jarcath’s familiar, and she leads you to Jarcath in the Green Tower. After reuniting with the Dragonborn Sorcerer and meeting her companion Iimen, a strangely garbed kobold with a metallic arm, you prepare to join her in the dungeons of the tower to deal with the Far Realm incursion that has started there.