Townsfolk joke over drinks about Ven Vinder's difficulties with his daughters. Katrine is involved in trysts all over town with Harker from the lumber mill, and Shayliss pines for the "Pale Stranger" amongst the Heroes of Sandpoint.
Ameiko Kaijitsu's brother Tsuto is going to be tried here in Sandpoint. It was supposed to be a secret but some loose lipped guards let the cat out of the bag. Sir Jasper Korvaski is the prosecuting attorney. Ameiko will not be attending the trial.