I believe Lapis may be the right one this time. He is the right age, noted with the sword, and from what is written in a public gambling book, he has the right appetites. I wined and dined his present mistress, a pretty bar girl from Ravila, who I believe will be most useful if I am right. I have discovered he had a close student who has left the fold, perhaps there is some bad blood that will be useful.
The chef at the Brunel is it be commended for his knowledge of righteous French technique. The local cousine seems to be primarily greasy stews that are as so much swill to those of cultivated palate. Barbarians!