Politely asked by the village below to ‘please stop killing people – even though we’re sure you have good reasons’, the magi magnificently deduce that something is amiss. Upon investigating, they discovered that two murders – Paul the balladeer, and Baldwin the Lord’s entertainer – had been killed in supernatural fashion!
Baldwin’s grieving widow, Mary, was also distraught over her missing daughter. With sorcery aplenty at their disposal, the magi located the daughter, Emily: a girl driven mad by magic. Gleaning what secrets they could from her scrambled mind, they resolved to detain her – until they could devise a cure.
But with a murderer still loose, what else might happen…?