The murder of Mary Anne has been committed in the rented room next to our heroes, and they have been accused. They have 1 day to find the murderer. They start by looking at the crime scene and notice some writing on the wall in abyssal as well as footprints in the mud next to the window. The wound was inflicted by a serrated knife.
The party follows a clue about some halfling campers – one of which was called Brian – making trouble and stumble upon them in the forest, finding out that they have stolen items they report to the Bloodstone Gems Mining guild – where they meet Sandy and the receptionist. A tracker, by the name of Bill, links the footprints to a nobleman and the party investigates/interrogates. After the lucky sighting of a dagger, later found to be serrated and with abyssal writing on it, in the shoe of Lieutenant Thackeray, the party apprehends him and are freed of their charges as well as being given his position in the constabulary in return for their service.