Today our intrepid group of adventurers learns about a city watch barracks being attacked by some type of fire attack. A couple of the group decide to go see what is going on, on their own, when they eventually get hired to do just what they are doing, investigating. The hiring comes from Lord Tordon Sureblade, and Chief Constable Sunriver.
The group begins by talking to a few witnesses and someone that came forward, a friend of the fire mage that performed the attack. Isadora is a friend of Jerendella FIreblade, but when she found out she was going to be taking illegal action against the city, she came forward to tell the city what she knows. Jerendella is from a group that has demanded that the city pass over all laws and governing of elemental magic to them, as they best know how to handle it. Obviously the city has said no, and the group and the city are at odds.
Evidence leads to the town of Mossbridges where Jerendella is to have made haste. The group sets out and there are some things set up to prevent them along the way, there is a magical barrier over the bridge that will not let people pass until they tell a rhyme, which slows the group down until they capitulate. Finally arriving in Mossbridges they go to the only Inn, The Blushing Gynosphinx. The group goes in, produces their writ that they are working for the city, and are told that Jerendella booked room number 3. But when they go up to room number 3, it is empty. Here from a housekeeper they find out that as soon as the room was occupied it was done, and she cleaned it, and threw some papers in the trash. The group recovers the trash, and finds a puzzle leading them back to Tym’s Supple Leather shop back in Raven’s Bluff.
The group heads back, performs their instructions and gets their next clue. This leads them to a library, where they find a book, with a puzzle, which leads them to their next clue. Eventually they figure out that Jerendella has been giving clues the whole time, and they are led back where they started, in the bottom of the building of the watch barracks that had been burned down.
The group fights Jerendella, perhaps the wrong word, Dresden turns over what Jerendella was looking for and she disappears, leaving behind the crux of the problem, a dead Justice Rupert T Hangman, that got a case wrong a long long time ago in another city for which Jerendella was upset. Hangman is dead, and for some reason can not be brought back, in addition to Jerendella getting away due to the group handing her what she wanted.