Later that week, secretly in association with The Black Hand, Mordain Bleth summons all of the nobles and important people in the city of Arabel for a major announcement. He tells everybody that he has united Arabel with Marsember for a trade agreement – food for a permanent military presence and protection on land and sea. He has commissioned the privateers in Suzail to form the first Royal Navy of Cormyr. He moves the seat of power from Arabel to Suzail and commissioned the construction of Castle Suzahara.
The church of Tymora is given permission to build in both Arabel and Marsember at the behest of a traveling paladin named Cyrinth. All slaves in Cormyr are drafted to be trained in blacksmithing, masonry, and carpentry. It is decreed that when these projects are completed they will be free, and able to make a new life as tradesmen.
Cyrinth travels to the plains in Cormyr in search of his mount. He finds a horse, but as fate would have it a white tiger mauls the horse and chooses Cyrinth as his master.
In the following weeks, at his Logging Site, Mordain Bleth is killed by elves who viewed him as encroaching and deforesting parts of Cormanthor. The Black Hand covers up the involvement of the elves and blames orcs instead.
Ondeth Obarskyr reluctantly agrees to take stewardship of the crown until a suitable king can be found. Haven been given a glimpse of the future, Jerinar Onyx begins tutoring Faerlthann Obaskyr to become the king.