Well rested, they start of deciding where they are going next. They choose to go to Xen’drik after deciding that the vision in the mask depicted what appeared to be Xen’drik. Rae contacts the Dark Lanterns in advance to call for help in securing a ride to the continent on a ship and they take the lightning rail from Wroat down to Sharn. The unrest in Sharn from last they arrived had settled down by they were still unease on visiting their own home. Rather, they decided to simply wait down at a tavern by the docks until their procured ship was ready to leave. When they enter though, Ratchet notices someone familiar to him and goes up to see him. Ratchet is just as surprised to see Niv as him. They all say their greetings and catch up to waste time. They all get up to leave and realize that they are all taking the same ship to Xen’drik. During the trip, Thorn and Niv spare with each other, but Thorn becomes to ill to continue and falls overboard.
When they reach Stormreach, Niv asks them if they would help him with an assignment he was tasked with. They agree and Niv informs them of several murders in the past few months that have concerned the Storm Lords. While the Storm Lords aren’t on friendly terms with House Denneith, they still requested their help. Niv takes us to a building where two recent victims have been placed. The two are a human and an elf. Everyone looks over the body and decide that both victims were killed not with a blade but rather with claws. To cover more ground, Rae and Thorn form a group to examine the scene of the death and the relatives the human, while Ashkhad, Ratchet, and Niv examine the scene of the crime and the home of the elf.
Thorn and Rae go to see the relatives of the human and thankfully the human’s sister was at home. They question her but she doesn’t have much information about the crime. They are allowed to examine her room and find a journal that doesn’t have much in it other than the fact that she was in love with a man, and jealous of another woman who also seemed to love that man. They are unable to take the journal but learned that if the victim (when alive) were to leave the house, no one would have noticed.
Ashkhad, Ratchet and Niv examine the docks where the elf was killed. They don’t find much and the locals don’t seem to know much about the murder either. There is a bit of a blood stain on the docks though, and when they look closer they notice a small slip of paper that had been soaked in the blood with advertisement of a local butcher shop. They decide that that is there next destination.