The world never seems to slow. Even as the weary party returns to Marinburgh, hoping for rest and hot food, events continue to race forward.
The Countessa is due for motherhood in the next few days, bringing into the world the next Red Duke or Duchess.
The Merchant’s family worries about how to put their best foot forward in these changing times.
The con artist discovers that her friends on the street have pilfered a trinket that had slipped her mind, and now its owner has gone missing.
The party gathers, with the Blacksmith miraculously producing a key from a leaden lump of metal, they are ready to delve further into mysteries.