The battle with the Inquisitor brigade of Arao was costly.
Clariette and her friends manage to get through their first fight unscathed thanks to the spirit shields of Ariarra.
Two members of the Warriors of Dawn were not so lucky. They change their plans and retreat back to the nearest fort which is the Village of Orphans.
This unexpected turn of events proves beneficial to Clari for her friend Mecomi, who runs the orphanage, is there.
They are welcomed and given rest.
Mecomi asks if Clari can help her on a side quest to save one of her adoptees. Clari is caught in a quandary. Should she continue with the Warriors of Dawn or help her friend?