The party watched the weekly shipment of Jade from Bent Creek, guarded by a hundred empire foot soldiers and at least 3 Dragon-Blooded walk past the captured fort. They were apparently not interested in trying to capture the fort back.
The party sent their loyal followers to recruit more villagers for the shining path. While this is happening they decided they had best scout out the Bent Creek mining town.
Upon arriving at Bent Creek Uthman made a beeline for the nearest large bar and began spreadng the message of the Shining Path. He bent the people in the bar to his will and they were resolved to go out and tell the people the Good News. Uthman’s brow was shining(literally) from the effort so the PC’s deigned to stay in the bar. After an hour a Dragon Blooded officer showed and demanded to know who was spreading blasphemy. He was quickly cut down by Rage. After which the party fled town.