After Cygar has left them, Jonathan and Preen talk about their meeting with Cygar and that he has spoken about the items that were taken from the crypt of Kassen. They finish the bottle of wine and then both go to their homes. On his way home, Preen decides he wants to talk to Jimmy the halfling about this all. He awaits him at his home, and sure enough, around midnight Jimmy comes home, seriously drunk. Preen helps him enter his house, but lets him fumble for a while creating some light. Preen asks Jimmy if he would take a job given by the Pathfinder guild. That depends, Jimmy says, before going into a drunken report of something or another. Preen cannot make head or tail from it, and sees the folly of his intention to speak to Jimmy in this condition. Jimmy ends with an emphatic repeat of the words: “You must write them down!” Preen then leaves Jimmy to his own devices and goes home, where he meets his mother, who is still up and about. He has a brief conversation with her, where he hints about Kassen being too small for him, and that he may seek his adventure elsewhere.
Also around midnight, when Lini has told the story many a time, she goes back to the temple for a good nights rest.
The next morning in the Seven Silvers, Cygar sits at a table, his black hood down. His human face is covered with scars on one side. Lini is introduced to Cygar and brought up to date. Lini senses that Cygar is an open and honest person. They sit down at the table and have tea and coffee. Cygar tells that the Pathfinder guild is an international group of adventures, treasure hunters and chronicle writers.
He asks what they know about the stolen objects from the crypt.
Lini says that the two amulets were stolen by the cult of Razmir. The nickname of Razmir is The Living God. Their cult claims that they have the only god that really answers, all the other gods are not real.
Cygar can tell where to look for the amulets. In exchange they need to write down all that happens on their quest, and the location of the final treasure. When this story is complete, they must deliver it to a member of the Pathfinder guild, and in exchange they will get 500 gold pieces each.
This sound good, but Preen negotiates for some advance payment, and they agree upon 10 gold pieces. During their travel they will have to work for their pay – to protect the cargo of a ship. A contract is made, which is quite open. The risk is that if they are not the first ones with the finished story, they will not get any gold. He also gives them three blank books, to write their reports in.
The Cult of Razmir operates and recruits in Tamran. The next morning a boat will depart, and they will be able to travel along.
Lini takes her leave from Rantal Prasst, and gathers her belongings for the journey. She is given two potions of healing.
Preen is given a remembrance to his father, his mother has kept his masterwork shortbow all these years. Preen is touched by this.
Also Jonathan is given a parting gift from his mentor: a very exquisite longbow.
The next morning they go to the harbour. They see the merchant vessel, and as they approach it, they see the merchant, Jon, talking to an impressive woman, holding a sword that is taller than herself. Preen greets Jon and the woman, who introduces herself as Amiri.
They agree upon 5 goldpieces a week plus meals for their services as cargo protectors. It is expected to take two weeks to reach the Water Horse Inn, from which point they will take the road south. Lini, Jonathan and Preen board the merchant vessel.