The search for Vestur was fruitless, instead the party quickly realized, that they are followed and the stalker is none other than Tan’est. After confronting her, party learned that she wants their help with getting back the father of the child she is expecting, who apparently had abandoned her. For this she wanted to use spell, involving ritual love-making, Moonsilver Patterns, that Mahormimat recognized as closely resembling ones used used by Devas, and reading of incantation. Most of it did not made any sense, but party decided to try it anyway.
They rented small and dirty room in red light district and proceeded with the instruction. Not only the incantations was nonsensical, but also the Moonsilver was non-pure. Ritual did not produce any noticeable effect, and everyone got back to the Echryon‘s house. Where Zalyanitha and Mahormimat gone to sleep, and Padme took care of Tan’est, which was quite shocked after what she had gone trough.
Early in the morning they were waken up by quite agitated Vestur. He explained that he will tell where he was gone last night later, but now it is time for the court, where the fate of Danaal will be decided.
The court took place at the forum filled with sound of hundred bells so familiar to Padme. The case of Danaal was first to be solved. Danaal was deemed as guilty and ought to be given to prince Aturn as property, but at the last moment Danaal claimed his right to pay for his freedom, and offered sarcophagus with the Evyavan as the payment. This was accepted.
And then the court announced second case, this time against Zalyanitha. She was accused for stealing the boat of the lighthouse keeper. And Vestur here happily and unexpectedly proclaimed, that they offer one more Deva for the city as the compensation.
The claim that party members are Devas needed to be proven, and for this, Zalyanitha was invited to the Administrator’s chambers. Inside, surrounded by gold, silver, gemstones, and hundreds upon hundreds of counting equipment she had meet the person covered with silver tattoos. The conversation was short: the Administrator looked at Zalyanitha and declared that this meeting happened to early, and that only thing he can do for them is to gift them with freedom. They should meet later, when Devas will become much more powerful. Zalyanitha then warned him about the danger that Evyavan poses.
After this meeting the Administrator gave instructions for the court and after short episode of a confusion Devas were let go. Prince was unhappy about the fact that he did not got hold on Danaal, but agreed that local customs should be obeyed. He went back to the ship, to decide what to do next. Mahormimat felt a plan brewing in his head so he went to scout around the market.