Elias Haugerud feels the presence close in on him. The reassuring yet simultaneously terrifying intensity of His god. He recognizes the sensation from when he was ordained. He drops to his knees in the middle of the corridor.
He's presented with images of a town. Medium-sized. Flowers. Bees. Temperate. I need to go there, he knows, in the same way you know things in dreams. There is something for me there. The god vision lasts only a minute. He learned from the clerics that receiving visions like that was costly for both the deity and the recipient. It's not good to talk too long to a god. The brevity of the vision and the fact that his god, Conrad, is an ascended mortal makes the toll much lighter, though, and he only gets a mild headache. Indeed, both His recent ascension and his status as an ascended mortal makes Him be very liberal in granting visions. That was how he got picked up from Mendev after his ordination, after all.
Several hours of interrogation by the clerics and inquisitors and reading through all the geography books in the library reveals that the town presented in his vision was Bellis in Andoran. It turns out that Felicia had also received the same set of visions. The commanding officer, a seventh-circle wizard, as well as the two head priests, both only fifth-circle, agree to teleport the two of them to that place in the early morning tomorrow. Since two people, rather than just one, were given the exact same vision, they presume that they were specially selected, and that they ought not send any extra personnel.
The Conradian head priest, Rendon Salian, takes him aside. From what they know, it's likely that Elias and Felicia are meant to take someone in Bellis into the fold. That has usually been the case when people here get location visions. The other explanation is that Bellis might be a good place to start a church, although he's not very sure of that hypothesis. It would certainly be very strange. He would have expected somewhere in Mendev or Ustalav or perhaps Varisia, not...Andoran. The two churches have made explorations and reconnaissance of cities and towns in those countries as places to potentially expand to. It's certainly about time that they did – it's been more than two decades since Their ascension. This base of operations isn't really even a church proper.
Elias touches the magic items and enchanted greatsword and full plate he receives from the armory. It feels so good. Finally, he gets to wear magic armor and wield a magic weapon. He can barely bring himself to take it off to go to sleep. He wakes up early the next morning to pack and ready his gear.