Naima had returned to the Plough and Stars after running an errand to find Uncle Halson waiting for her. Rather than being told off for forgetting to do something she was in fact going to be given the chance to help the owner of The Floating Log inn over at Frogmorton.
The Floating Log inn had recently had renovations and was in a terrible state.
The Bounders were all stood around the corpses of three men. They had been discovered at dawn by a farmer out on the road between Budgeford and Scary. All three lay neatly side-by-side and it was not until the farmer had looked closer that he discovered they were in fact dead and not merely sleeping peacefully, each one had been felled by a blow to the head.
Naima was pleasantly surprised when she arrived at The Plough and Stars, when she had heard that most of the customers were local sheep farmers she had expected the Inn to be a small grubby place surrounded by bleating animals. What she found however was a large well run Inn, immaculately clean and with a warm and friendly group of customers.
Brenwise relieved the discomfort in his legs by subtly adjusting his position, he was eager not to give away his hiding place that he had been occupying for the past four hours. Brenwise was used to these long periods of inactivity, he had on many occasions sat up all night amongst the boughs of a tree or up to his neck in a ditch just waiting for his quarry to arrive.