Corsibane and Zwei make their way to the location of the expected party, while Galen arrives at the inn, managing to convince Icarus to come along with them by telling him he simply wishes to take his mind off of recent events. Icarus comes along, though everyone questions where Kaithias is and whether he will show. When everyone arrives at the mansion they are in awe, not quite sure when Corsibane has had time to make friends, especially one as well off as the moon elf Nieven. Upon introduction, Galen quickly realizes he knows Nieven through information given to him by Attrix and his mood quickly sours. Something is equally unsettling within Nieven as he makes a point to avoid looking at or speaking to Galen as much as possible. With tensions increasing, everyone does their best to enjoy a good meal, with Zwei eagerly trying to make the night fun with talk and compliments. Partway through the meal, they are disturbed by a knock at the door. Suspecting that it may be Kaithias, Corsibane accompanies Nieven, only to find that it is council member Orrian who invites himself in and imposes himself on their party. He whisks away Thorvalla, having received her note earlier that day, and they engage in discussion in the study room. Sensing Galen's mood, Icarus questions him, spurning a private moment between Galen and Nieven which reveals that Nieven was unaware of Galen's situation and his avoidant attitude was due to knowledge of Galen's past and a resentment that had built up because of it. With most of their problems cleared, everyone else returns and Nieven shares some knowledge about his Aunt Cel and how she worked with Galen's parents back in Lanoris before it was destroyed. Enjoying the rest of the night, the party eventually returns to the inn but does not find Kaithias there. Deciding to give him the night, they rest but he is still missing in the morning. They decide to ask for Nieven's help in the search for their friend. Nieven uses a parchment, performing some type of magic and informs them that he suspects their friend is no longer in the city, but he did find large amounts of Kaithias' blood upon a werewolf that looked to be resting from life-threatening wounds. The party heads to this location, hoping for answers on the whereabouts of their friend.