Ellaria is so touched by Boomingham's words that she couldn't think of anything to say - not even to correct him that Elpis was a girl.
"Thank you..." she finally whispered, but the paladin had already left, muttering by himself.
Somehow Ellaria knew her daughter was still alive, but where did that knowledge come from? She hadn't questioned it before, but as she sat there by the fire in Scheherazade's Saloon with a cup of mulled wine in her hand, she began to think about it... What exactly made her so sure that Elpis wasn't just taken by some sick pervert and left rotting in a sewer somewhere? How could she know Elpis was still out there somewhere? Could it be... a message from Sylvania?
The wine grew cold in her cup as she continued to stare into the flames of the fireplace.