A dwarf, dusty from travelling the roads, has taken a room at the Regal Griffon. A holy symbol around his neck marks him as a follower of Marthammor Duin.
Rumor has it that he has inquired of Sir Callen about holding a massive bonfire outside Greatgaunt on a day shortly after Shieldmeet. Further gossip suggests he has spoken with Bentin about gathering fuel for the fire.
Years featuring Shieldmeet see much celebration on the festival day and the nine immediately thereafter. Such celebrations are open to the public (even non dwarves) and generally feature the ritualized burning of used ironwork and footwear.