The young man that was trapped on the second floor of the tannery was saved. He jumped into the haywagon that Stoli Blackmoon pushed below the window. Stoli’s associate, Vai Jaiden, believes the fire was set intentionally. After consulting with some of his contacts on the street, Vai heard that Marim may have been involved. Marim has had a history of collecting debts through the strategic employment of arson.
While Stoli and Vai are investigation the origin of the fire, Ankh jor’Ghana used his summoning power to suppress the flames. He remains at the scene afterwards. His intuition told him to peer into the flames for a vision. For a moment he sees his love Arina Torvan being consumed by an alchemical fire. Ankh is startled and disconcerted by the vision. He and Jace Torvan head over to the Moaning Maiden.
Stoli also found his way to the Maiden. Whn he arrives, he finds several patrons wailing. One is covered with blood. She is in shock. Her name is Luanna. She tells Stoli “He killed Maddie. We locked him in the room upstairs.” Stoli tells Luanna to get the City Guard. He then goes upstairs.
The room is barracaded with a dresser and several women. Stoli tells everyone to back away so the attacker can leave the room. Shortly, the attacker does indeed try to escape. Stoli was waiting though, and caught him in the chest with a warhammer. Jace enters the room and tries to communicate with the spirit of the dying woman.
Ankh identifies the alleged attacker as Hemmin Osric. Osric is a lesseer noble of Decai. During his interrogation, he claims not to know what happened. A blood-spattered hookah is still smoking in the room during the interrogation, which may partially account for Hemmin’s condition.
While attempting to communicate with the dead girl’s spirit, Jace suffers a critical failure on his roll.
Osric pleads with Stoli for his freedom, while the women in the area call for Osric’s head. Vai iurges Stoli to make a deal with Osric. Stoli wants to take him in. Ankh is exmining the scene and casts a spell.
Ankh’s spell takes the shape of a flame. It sputters as it gets near Jace. Ankh is suspicious and thinks Jace’s aura is not right.
Jace begins to push for the release of Osric. Stoli threatens to put Jace in a cell with Osric. Jace leaves the group as they head to the City Watch HQ, which also serves as the Jail.
While they are bringing Osric in, Ankh is making arrangements to notify Osric’s household of the situation. Vai is trying to contact Bair Shuden.
Stoli puts Osric in a cell. Not much is in the cell, besides a rat and a bucket. Stoli spends the night , awaiting the arrival of the Watch Commander in the morning.
At home, Jace is trying to sleep. He is plagued by nightmare and malevolent visions.
Unbeknownst to Stoli, Vai is talking to Bair, who has a close relationship with the Watch Commander.