It turns out that when the temples plan something, it still continues. The Grande Fete at the Temple of Aoi was still going to happen. The fighting that had taken place on the city walls were chalked up to ballast being improperly released for all the stones that fell from the sky – not the mage casting spells. While the original three that were on the battlements were given tickets to the fete, the others had to find ways in. Lucius wound up getting a ticket from the Pain Priest that they had traveled with, even though Alveris did really want to go with Rex. Rex instead signed a contract with Alice, the pickpocket that they had met while looking into the lost item for Sceithu. She also had a job and wished for help and Rex gave it gladly. Miniri wound up getting in with help from a troupe of troubadours who were going to preform at the fete.
The stage was all set, and everyone had different information, but the information all led to two things – someone was going to die, and it was more than likely going to be at the hands of a Cassinian Doppelganger Assassin.
While staying inside, and hoping that there would be an easy night of it – all hell breaks loose. The Cassian Emissary is stabbed in the middle of the performance that Miniri is a part of, Rex is accosted by “Sylvia” a young kitchen urchin who turns out to be one of the two assassins that were on the site. The dagger that the emissary is stabbed with turns out to be a cursed sleeping dagger. She is not really dead, but “Sylvia” breaks back into the fete and kills the Araunya de Cyesmengri. The adventurers destroy her and one of her doubles gets away, but they are met with a more disturbing sight – the Lady Jayne Smythe is there the most dread Pirate the skies have ever seen!
What will happen next?