Yaneg, Yanioth, and Tryggvi spent some time seeking information about the Odayla Sleeps Back to Life quest. They spoke with Arthrwn Pawfoot, who told them the basic form of the myth, but he knew nothing about performing it as a quest. He suggested speaking to Erninga Three-Strike and Hartkos the Bearwalker. Snorri suggested visiting the Jonstown Library to find information about how the quest had been performed in the past.
They went to see Tykorth Longspear, an Odaylan cousin of Yaneg and Yanioth. He told them that the quester had to perform it alone and unarmed, since everyone goes into death alone and unarmed. He suggested that Fox Rite Day might be a good time to perform the quest, since it involves hunting unarmed. He warned them that Hartkos was very antisocial.
Then they went to the Black Spears. Vestorfin Tribute-Taker persuaded them to swear an oath that if the Black Spears rose against Kangharl, then the Orlmarth would support them. In exchange for that promise, Erninga told them the version of the myth that she knew. She emphasized that it was important for the quester to reinforce and maintain his connection to his clan. She said that if he could find his ancestors’ table in the City of the Dead, it might be possible to get a blessing from them.
Then they went to Jonstown and Tryggvi found information about a Dinacoli quester who had performed the quest two centuries ago to resurrect the dead king of the Dinacoli. She birthed him back to life as her cub. He returned with a bear spirit and reclaimed his throne, killing the men who had murdered him. They also spent some time seeking news and gossip in Jonstown.
Then they took a duck boat down the Creek to the Pelasking tula. After a brief meeting with the chieftain, Maermor Spearfisher, they found Hartkos’ stead in the Stael Hills. He ignored them for several days, but finally agreed to tell them his version of the myth.