At the office, Roth hisses “Don’t touch that door, it could be Christmas lights!” Shaking our heads and wondering what the hell a Christmas is, we examine the door and find a tripwire for a grenade trap. Mar cuts the wire. “One goes out, they all go out,” says Roth as we enter.
We proceed to loot the office. There’s a hand cannon, 235 thrones, 3 false travel documents, a map of the district, an address book with names written in according to the Imperial Guard threat rating. Lily & her brother’s names are red, as are Ordus Skane of the Black Dog Tavern, Old Markel at the Temple and “The Surgeon” at the alms house. Murphy also confiscates 3 bags of highly illegal obscura, resolving to shove at least one of them down Tev’s throat the next time they meet.
Murphy rolls a bad inquiry because he’s a cop trying to pose as a bounty hunter. Flair rolls a good inquiry and finds out Lily was recently seen at the temple. Markel apparently used to be a good priest but rumor is he got into the obscura. Ordus Skane is the local crime boss and Tev works for him. He’s probably not going to be happy about what happened at the hostel. The alms house recently got an influx of food and after a 3 throne bribe, we find out the Surgeon is a she who’s somehow connected to the men who come in the night. 2 more thrones to find out Skane or Markel would know more about her. For his usefulness, Murphy unofficially deputizes Flair as his second in command.