The People Of Portland have let the Wise know of two things. 1st is that be careful when going outside the city as there is a pack of pure that specializes in hunting Mages. The 2nd thing is of a larger importance. The People have information which has lead them to believe that there is a cult who call themselves the Children of Ash. Their purpose is to awaken the fire spirit Turn-to-Ash who destroyed in the woods of what is now the Southeast Neighborhood in 1846.
The people have not yet identified a way to pinpoint of recognizing the cultists but they do have a map with spots on interest to the cult pointed out.