Jaregon had to remember get up to get going as early as he could manage, so he arose when he woke, before the sun was up. He washed and had bread with spicy spread he ate right away, and washed it down with a fruity tea, and made himself presentable, and went out when the sun had just come up. Then he went toward Filter Park.
There he did not see anyone, so he went to the place to sit at the base of the great figure in that park, and watched for Fornesak.
Jaregon thought yet more on the passage that ran underground below this place, which some had used carrying something from further by the outskirts probably to a place just a little way from that park. Could they find out more about it?
After some time, he saw Fornesak approaching. Fornesak saw him, and came there right away. Fornesak said, "Ah, you are here already. Did you get here a lot earlier?"
"I got here a little after the sun was coming up."
"That was a little while ago, it is still early morning less than hour since then, when we wanted to be here. I think with us both here, we can talk of anything loud enough, and that one staying in there can know we are here and open up for us. We told him we would include him in our investigation."
Jaregon said, "We must also be ready to go before the next day comes to that place to meet to the side of the Doohop Bar, where we would be ready to go with Tuharlion and others for their mission."
"I understand that. We will not spend most of this day investigating over here. We can then leave to get enough rest to be up much earlier, before morning comes again."
The door near them in the base of the great figure in the park opened, and they saw it was that same scrawny man with a beard hanging low from his face and moderately lengthy hair on his head. That man said, "I knew it was both of you. I had looked further. I found that something had been dropped in that passage below."
Fornesak asked, "What do you mean? Something had been dropped? Can we see it?"
"Well, I left by that opening. You could come in, and then you might go and look at it."
Fornesak and Jaregon went in after that man who used that space. When their eyes adjusted to the dimness that was left to most of the space, with the small lamp in there, they saw that this man clearly had a few more things, mostly for food and a drink, there, near his sleeping mattress. He led on to that hole. And there by the edge was a band, like what might be worn on a head.
Fornesak picked it up. It was then seen that there was writing, with golden letters on the dark gray background.
The man asked, "Can you read what that writing says?"
Fornesak said, "No. I cannot. But I know where I have seen writing like this." He kept looking at the band.
Jaregon asked, "Where would that be?"
"There is writing that looks like this at front of the large temple at the center of our community."
The man asked, "So, the Arceusian Temple?"
Fornesak answered, "No, that temple is not at the community's center. And, it is not as large. This large temple is the temple of the Elderson Ganderbel Fellowship. I have not been to it, and would worry about standing out if I tried going there. But I saw a sign that was posted there with lettering really like what this has."
"So you don't think of going there to ask what this says?"
Fornesak said, "But why? This band would be a link to those who go to that temple. What was being carried through the tunnel below here was carried by some who were going to that large temple. It might have been enough of an effort that the one losing this band was not even noticing that. So, what was carried really would have those ones leaving prints of their shod feet going through that way."
Jaregon said, "We would still want to know what was being carried through that way."
"Yes, what heavy stuff was carried by those who would go to the Elderson Ganderbel Fellowship through thar way below going nearly in that direction?"