Horton caught up with Fenix over drinks at the Moon and Blade, while Walde filled the two in that a Senectic Prophet had come to Chanceway. Thinking that the gathered throngs would make easy takings, the two headed to the Halls of Order where the Prophet was to give proclamation.
Horton sweet talked his way into a balcony with some fine ladies, including Baela Nielson, daughter to Lord Rikard Nielson. He managed to snatched her very fine necklace while the ladies tittered over his jokes and fussed about the heat. Fenix managed to cut a purse or two before the Prophet took that stage. Hushed anticipation soon turned to sighs of disappointment when the very confusing prophecy was revealed:
“A bird with two heads will fly over the city. A great wave will bring a great flame. A stone will sit on the throne of Erthwylder.”
Dejected, the crowd broke up with folks either ignoring the prophecy completely or debating the possible interpretations. Later that night, Nix and Horton heard of a high-stakes card game some nobles were throwing at the Heather-in-Winter and head there to fleece some more rich dummies.
En Route, the collide with the very same Senectic Prophet fleeing from some attackers who he claims killed the Red Guard ordered to protect him. Horton grabbed the prophet while Nix ran another direction just as two goons in Red Guard outfits unleashed hounds upon them. Fenix threw them off his trail while Horton got the Prophet to the river. They hired a ferry but as it pushed off the goons caught up to them. Fenix charged into them and knocked them down long enough to buy the ferry time to push off. He then took off running.
A little later on the Strand, Nix and Horton hooked up again and begin walking the Prophet to Maylin’s Anchorage where his ship was waiting. There they found four men – two with swords, one with a bow and a mage – who battled them for the Prophet. Hastily dispatched with a crushed larynx, two cleaved torsos and a crushed skull respectively, the heroes boarded the ship, untied the Prophet’s crew and sent him on his way with a gold piece each in their pockets.
No sooner did they begin crossing Shipper’s Green when they were surrounded by actual Red Guard and charged with kidnapping and assault of the City Watch.
The next day on the gallows, Nix and Horton were saved from execution when the Prophet showed up suddenly with elven archers and rescued them, clearing their names. The Guard apologized, the Prophet asked for help in tracking down his attackers and the people of Chanceway were once again denied a good show.