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Who’s the girl, then? Come, now! It must be someone here in Eskivik sent you trekking all the way up that mountain to Maidenfall. The lovely Vigdis, maybe? Or dark-haired Ragnhild? You’ve fancied her ever since I can remember. Ah, the smith’s daughter, is it? Esja’s her name, right? Aye, a pretty one, that. And clever, too! I can see how she stole your heart. By the look of you, I’m guessing you feel your tribute to Itaia was successful then? You’ll find out soon enough, I’m sure. Esja usually comes ‘round to the tavern this time of day selling her ma’s eggs and butter.