Meanwhile, Sam hooked up with his childhood friend, Slippery Pete, for a night out on the town. Pete knew of a gambling game in the wealthy district where they might parlay Sam’s 900 cog stake into something more massive. The game went well for Sam at the very end, but not before he was recognized by “Slim Profit” MacGee, an orc bodyguard from the underworld who undoubtedly knew all about the price that Fat Tony had put on Sam’s head.
Just as the group was weighing anchor to return to Gateway, Sebu Sut came running up to the dock, calling Lotlhmoq’s name. Her daughter Quincy had been kidnapped. So Lotlhmoq remained behind in Shadowhaven while the rest of the crew embarked for Gateway. By the end of the first night he’d identified her kidnapper as a tall, one-eyed glowborn, with a vertical scar running down through his right eye. The kidnapper had left for Dragonspine, so Lotlhmoq purchased passage for himself and Sebu Sut aboard a fast ship. They were overtaken by pirates, but Lotlhmoq managed to bribe the pirate captain.
Arriving in Gateway, Zmei was disappointed to find Jesche and Jarle unwilling to take the Wilding captives off her hands. Ragnirr meanwhile pursued his fortune in Gateway high society, placing honorably in a regatta and pursuing an alliance with Mathilda, the aging daughter of one of the leading merchant houses.