Gurk, D’artan, Bunny, and Kilmeister were joined by Aparná and her bodyguard Durpa to track down the notorius outlaw Bruce “Bruiser” Holloway. The found him wounded in his hideout after taking down several of his men, leading to the arrest of the criminals. But not before they were accosted by a mad profit spelling doom on the city. Afterward, they took the queens brooch back to her and were rewarded with riches as well as the charge to help cleanse the city of the evils that have befallen it since the king has died. They are to track down the deserter Verin Vankaskerkin and bring him to justice. On the way to find Verin, the came across a bunch of ruffians accosting the noble Rosco P. Coltrain, who was grateful for their help.