Southwest from Fort Tethana I journeyed, toward the coast of the Direlands. Fleeing the pursuit of monsters including ash gromnies, silver rats, and gold phyntos wasps, I explored several points of interest, including a liches' tower and the Tumerok Hall. Finally, I came upon the settlement of Ayan Baqur, also called Heroes' Respite. On the outskirts of the newly established community, I found the resident archmage, Claude...who happens to be a Virindi.
I had never before seen a Virindi and knew little of them, save reports that they are mysterious, fearsome magical creatures. From tales I'd heard, not all of the purple clad spirits behave as civilly as Claude.