Two packages wait for the PCs when they return to the Vodagarazun. One, from Carnen, contains Andaeson’s new shield and Eordinale’s white Bal-Pilindi. The other, from Vosca Bellia, contains money and some items made from Eldran’s remains.
Odavacer tells them that two of the boarding rooms are being converted to allow for more boarders. There are, however, two suites opening up at 12bp/month. Waggeorn is getting married and has just moved out. Felkik and Hargrim each take a suite, Andaeson moves to his shop, and Voswi and Eordinale stay in two boarding rooms until they need to be remodeled.
One day Allum comes to town and tells the PCs that a courier is on his way to give Odagavia a secret message. They follow the courier to the Haed-Haus and secretly listen to his conversation with Odagavia, Beadarof, and Maethelgar. They learn that information has been uncovered that there is a spy in Esgaroth for the Necromancer. Soon after, there’s a fire at a warehouse by the docks, where Andaeson and Felkik are near. Andaeson rescues Spearwa, a young girl, and Felkik chases a dark figure seen fleeing the warehouse, but loses him. Beadarof asks the PCs to help him solve the crime, as it’s a capital offense in Lake-Town, and he’s unsure whom to trust.
Sculding, Spearwa’s boyfriend, gives the PCs a tip that leads them to Coryndir, a river-rat. Urdrath owed a lot of money to him, but Agilulf recently paid off a large chunk for him. Agilulf paid off the debt in return for Urdrath starting the fire. Agilulf once asked Riguntha to marry him, but she refused. She is kryn of the Shippers union, and had stored a lot of cloth, her main cargo, in the warehouse that burned. The PCs confront Agilulf, but he denies everything. They confront Urdrath as well, but he’s hit by poison darts as he enters his room. Thinking he’s about to die, he confesses to the PCs and Beadarof. Brunehaut cures him of the poison, but he’s hung two days later. With no proof against him, Agilulf walks away clean.