The adventurers awaken at the inn. When they head downstairs for breakfast, a mysterious fellow enters the room. He announces that he is there at the behest of the Blood of the Dragon and its Daimyo. He looks to Paetr and states that he is there to avenge the murder of the Ryujin. The warrior draws his sword and attacks.
After defeating the warrior, he tells them that his name is Mitsurugi Yoshikage and that he was sent to defeat Paetr in battle or, if not, bring him to his Daimyo. Although the rest of the party is somewhat confused, Paetr realizes that the Blood of the Dragon is one of the five gangs of Luskan and that they come from Kara-Tur, the homeland of his ninja master. They agree to go with Mitsurugi.
When they arrive at the Dragonblood’s hideout, they meet the Daimyo’s second in command. She informs them that Paetr is believed to be the perpetrator of a heinous crime: the murder of one of their greatest warriors, the Ryujin. After some discussion, Paetr convinces her that he did not kill his old master but instead awoke to find him dead. They quickly realize that the murder was caused by none other than Paetr’s “brother,” the Ryujin’s other student at the time.
Paetr explains that the party is there to capture an important prisoner from the Dead Rats. He asks for the Dragonblood’s help. They agree to help as long as Paetr agrees to avenge the death of his old master, the Ryujin. He agrees.
The party discusses a plan. After some discussion, they decide it would be best to seek additional allies in combatting the Dead Rats. After considering the many gangs of Luskan, it is agreed that the Dustclaws would be the best bet in an all-out attack on the Dead Rat’s mysterious warehouse.