Waking refreshed in the Welcome Inn, Baldasaar, Atticus, and Uuri learned that Guard Captain Tristane's underhanded dealings were just business as usual for An'Dorat and, determined not to complete his task, instead went to Rumblewroth Manor to report his intent to steal from Baroness Adelaide. The aasimar seneschal Shiree was seemingly not pleased to speak with them, but did offer a hefty reward of a bag of magic beans and a respectable amount of gold should they sneak into the Guard Captain's office and plant a small glass scrying eye where it would not be discovered. She also assured them that when the Baroness returned to town the following week, she would ensure they had no more trouble within the city's bounds. They quickly accepted if for no reason other than to spite Tristane.
While resting and discussing their plans, Atticus made a large sum of money gambling and playing his battered dulcimer, and befriended the hobgoblin Kagen and a couple of her beastfolk shipmates. Baldasaar quickly integrated himself into the good graces of a gossipy knitting circle, but struggled to attend to his more vampiric needs. And Uuri found his ear bent by a traveling peacock wizard working on his college thesis, who proved happy to identify any magic items the group might bring him to study.