The city watch that guards the gates of Kenabres is well-used to the tricks and lies that infiltrating demons will disguise themselves under to gain entrance to the city. To this end, the witch hunter Liotr Hawkblade, right-hand man to the prelate Lord Hulrun himself, has devised a test known as the Four Gates to detect flesh-warped demons or those possessed by their abyssal taint.
Each traveler must prove their identity as they enter the city; those that cannot must submit to one of the four gates – the gates of Water, Poison, Fire, and Iron and Steel. Upon her second time entering through the Northgate of Kenabres, Chiemeka des Chapeaux wasted no time reciting her crusader cross, and she paid the standard toll for the Gate of Water for her ill companion, Selma Wolberg. She also assisted two down-and-out nobles, Windjammer McHenry XVI and Reginald Aloysius Pennington III, to pay for the Gate of Water as well.
In time for Armasse Day the recently arrived Priests of The Four, including the acolyte Brian, arrived at the Northgate. Their arrival was expected by the Churches of Iomedae and Sarenrae, and the identities of each of the priests was validated. Their arrival was in grief, however, as their master was at death’s door by the time they came to the city.
The return of the Elibor Gunter to the Kenabres was marked by some excitement by the city guards. Before a runner could return from the family estate in the Warehouse Square, the prodigal son tried to sneak through the gates! As required by city law, Gunter was submitted to the fourth gate, the gate of iron and steel by the Lieutenant Commander Julania Nalti herself.
Armasse Day is nearly here! Some have arrived with intentions to serve the Mendevian Crusades, some intend to be served by it. As the travelers enter the city and make their way to the inns, libraries and shops, dark rumors of a plot against the city can be heard on the lips of the locals. The city guard are cracking down in anticipation of Armasse Day to make sure that the festivities are not interrupted by cultist plots.