Maketa Seenaë Dyren finally awakens after lunch. She and the others go down to the kitchen to find some food; afterwards, Sir Tirn of Selvos decides to find more information about the two Agrikan orders involved in Quellen’s capture (their sigils were embossed on the saddlebags). They go speak with the local Serolath.
She’s an elderly lady living outside the town. The two orders are Herpa the Mace (clerical order) and the Red Shadows (fighting order). They learn that Sir Syman of Tolfane has already left town and packed up his family to Menekod. The party decides to head back to Jabu to look into the mystery of the dead priestess. On the way there, they catch up with the trail end of the Chabla’s retinue and follow behind. In Jabu, they head to the Peonian temple while someone goes to fetch the reeve. The man tells the party that none of the villagers recognize the dead woman. Sir Kjarri of Setara and Tirn use psychometry and discover that the priestess was raped at knife point by three of the six men who had robbed her earlier. Maketa Seenaë Dyren attempts to contact her spirit.
The woman’s name is Penelela; she is the granddaughter of the serolath of Stedmarie. Her spirit shows Seenaë the faces of the men who assaulted her; Penelela was a Laranian priestess, and the liaison with the Order or Miramal in Retham. She had already delivered her message when she was attacked. She was dragged out of the temple in Loric the knight of the storm; she was raped and killed outdoors. Seenaë promises to have a mass said to put her to rest, and releases her spirit. The men she showed to Seenaë looked familiar.
The party heads back to Loric. They question the bailiff about the happenings during the storm, and learn that the local alewife saw someone in the temple that night. They question the woman, but no new information is gained. The party examines the temple, but discover no clues. Kjarri uses psychometry and learns that Penelela was resting in one of the pews when she was dragged by her hair outside. The party spends the night in the chapel.
Next morning, the party returns to Jabu and wrap up the priestess’s body to bring her to Menekod; during a discussion amongst the party, Tirn realizes that the rapist was one of the sons of Sir Jext. They hope to find an inquisitor to tell their tale and see justice done.
They ride into Menekod early on the 8th of Navek; they bring Penelela to the chapel of the Order of Hivrik. They seek to speak with the Serolan of Menekod and place the body on one of the lesser altars in the chapel. They meet with Berain of Sarian, the Serolan, and recount their tale. He informs the group that Inquisitor Erden Chahryn is in residence in Menekod. The Serolan will hold a mass for Penelela in Winter Court when the chapel will be full. The party goes to find the Inquisitor. They head into the Laranian temple in the castle, and find the inquisitor there. They repair to his office, where the story is recounted again. The inquisitors produces his shield to see again the events of her attacks and murder. He recognizes the rapist, and the party plans to go with him the next morning to confront him.
The party goes to speak with the Chabla to let him know of what they’ve discovered about the priestess’s death, and inquire about Quellen. They learn that Dame Nethe is down in the kitchen, and go to meet with her there. The party and Dame Nethe go down to the grotto and she tells them how she found Melke.