To put the townsfolks reactions to the kids leaving into context, since this stuff was a LONG time ago, the Alaricans know all about this quest!  Despite Rubens scroll being a fake, they do have the correct information to some extent, especially with Alarica being the Orbs birthplace. They believe they can take on the wizard, but ALSO know that the gang getting to worlds peak means this whole conflict is rendered non-exsistant! Let’s see if that first assumtion is correct in the next couple days. See you tomorrow!