Willow and Mai perused the library for books to take with them to read in the park but were interrupted by Second who asked if Willow would examine something for him back in his room. Willow, being a masterful physician, assumed the problem was medical in nature and much hilarity arose from the ensuing misunderstanding. Examining the jewelry, Willow confirmed her belief that it was genuine and expensive but did not know how to determine who had owned it without asking either Typhon, Shade or Ominous Whispers. Believing a solution involving subterfuge to be the order for the day, Willow summoned her handmaid Mai. Mai suggested that several of the pieces could be hidden among certain people in town and those people could be observed. Depending on their reactions, they might be able to find out where the jewelry came from. Keeping back the bulk of the jewelry for later sale, Mai hid several pieces among her clothing and left to carry out their plan.
Ominous Whispers and Shade left for the offices of Councillor Senarran, their target with Shade masquerading as a simple servant for the blind diplomat. They met with Senarran and Whispers was able to quickly convince the man that his anti-Guild rhetoric was a mistake and that he needed to cease drumming up trouble in his country back home where the Guild was preparing to renegotiate their trade agreements. Luckily for the councillor, Whispers opted for civil discourse rather than blackmail or a more physical solution. The pair spent many hours discussing how the councillor might use the upcoming negotiations as an opportunity to better his country’s standing with the Guild.