February 23-24, 25NA
The plot thickens as Red Simpson attempts to turn Aideen away from interfering in the Black Mantle's business. Aideen has already partially taken steps to bring matters into the open, however and paints a target on herself.
The next morning, Gareth goes to the tower to request some special items. Desmond attempts to reason with the halfings and then mayor, neither meeting bears fruit. Aideen is met at her shop by several thugs who proceed to beat her unconscious.
Desmond finds Aideen and brings her home for treatment. The Heralds split up, with Gareth and a recovered Aideen looking Bruce Courdry while Iliken, Declan, and Desmond hunt down the thugs that beat up Aideen.
Mayor Courdry is found at the "Highwayman's Rest" and the conversation with him reveals that Nancy Healy is missing.
The other half of the group tracks their enemies to "The Homely Sheep" and picks a fight that does not go as smoothly as they might have hoped. Declan's magic leaves four men dead, and Iliken is forced to carry the unconscious forms of Declan and Desmond to safety.