“What can I do for you Loren?” the Wayfarer asked the paladin creeping about in his sanctuary.
The huldrefolk sorcerer had continued to wear his human guise during the rest of their extended stay in his home. As well as Loren Soth could tell this was the third “day” in the Wayfarer's sanctuary since they had returned from Alth. This place had no windows that he had found, no sunlight or moonlight or stars to tell a man when or where he was. The phantom grandfather clock hadn't even tolled it's random bells to wake them. They had been allowed to rest as long as they wanted to. Loren guessed this because it wasn't time to plunge back into the River of Time just yet. He suspected when it was that time again the invisible clock would chime.
Still each “day” he woke from his “nightly” rest he rose and prayed to Mishakal before he ate a small meal and tended to his weapons and armor. The Wayfarer had seen fit to provide him with a simple stand for his plate mail, just as the others had been granted small amenities in addition to their beds and new silver wash basins. Ulin had found a simple writing desk with a low-backed chair in his bedchamber, Simone a large wooden wardrobe with a mirror inside one door, and Beldyn had been given a small Istaran alter to Paladine. Luccia's gift had been the most puzzling to them all when she'd shown it to them – a beautifully carved saddle stand for the military saddle she carried about in her enchanted sack. It had even come with a cover of crushed blue velvet to protect it from dust and grime. A princely gift for a spare piece of gear. Even the Wayfarer's friendly gestures were strange, Loren thought.
Rituals and furniture did not make a home, however, and Loren missed his.
The Wayfarer's wizened brown head peered over the top of his cloudy green floating orb, giving him a ghoulish appearance as he studied the champion of Mishakal from a distance.
“You want to go home, don't you?” he asked plainly. "More than the others. You miss your family a great deal."
DM Speak: I'm going to assume that Beldyn would have tended to people's ability score damage with the appropriate spells during the last two days, so everyone is completely healed. It's the “morning” of your third “day” in the Wayfarer's home. Here are the results of Ulin studying the various unidentified items:
Ulin, DC 18 Spellcraft check succeeds. Identifies a faint aura of evocation coming from the ring.
Ulin, DC 20 Spellcraft check succeeds automatically. The gold ring is a ring of minor spell-storing.
Ulin, DC 32 Spellcraft check succeeds. The rod is a rod of cancellation.
Ulin, DC 27 Spellcraft check succeeds. The crossbow is a +2 seeking heavy crossbow.
jake, feel free to make your request of the Wayfarer!