The night after the refugees safely arrived north of the river, a wind storm blew across the land. Gwyn was able to determine that the storm was not natural in origin, although he wasn’t able to determine the exact cause.
The next morning, a ragged army appeared on the south bank of the river, flying Bevyn’s banner. The PCs crossed the river and briefly met with Bevyn. He agreed to come across and meet with Cedric. When he arrived, Bevyn was greeted by an honor guard. He then met with the PCs and Cedric..
Negotiations were tense from the start. Bevyn recounted the arrival of the Jutes and their campaign of destruction against his kingdom, and proposed renewing and strengthening the oath of friendship between his kingdom and Owain’s. After being pressured by the PCs—including Gwyn walking out of the meeting—Bevyn acknowledged that he was in a weaker position, and that his men had in fact committed an act of aggression against Owain’s kingdom. The negotiations then adjourned for lunch.
After lunch, the parties met again. This time, Bevyn began the meeting by proposing that he swear allegiance to Owain. Deciding that this was not enough, the PCs pressured Bevyn to make his kingdom a part of Owain’s, and to name Cedric his heir. Bevyn was unwilling to do this, although he couldn’t explain why. Bevyn agreed to make his kingdom—or whatever could be recaptured from the Jutes—part of Owain’s, but insisted on the right to name his own heir.
After the negotiations, Gwyn was able to determine that some sort of magical compulsion prevented Bevyn from explaining his opposition to naming Cedric as his heir.