Sunday night a well-dressed gentleman with beady eyes and a foreign air about him sat in ‘Cuffs among the regulars and inquired as to the whereabouts of a man of the Church. He did not even know his name, but wanted to simply meet with him. After confessing he was being paid well for his errand, the man shared the only other details he had about his quarry: the man had a military record and liked the company of women.
The regulars did not give away any specific information other than Scottie pointing the gentleman towards Clockhaven for the Church. As the man quickly walked in the wrong direction as given, Scottie sent Brother Lapis the note of forewarning.
Then the speculations began: What did this man really want with Lapis? He did not travel all of that way and be paid handsomely for a simple conversation. Possibilities were listed off and discussed. A few called for a new page in the wager book be opened.
Late that night the Melniks opened the wager book to a new page where Sky wrote in slanted hand: What does the foreigner want with Brother Lapis?