Having arrived at a village at an hours ride from the capital, our heroes decide to gather some more information. The heroes all investigated the situation based on their specialties. During Nuri’s investigation, she used her skills to sneak into the manor house of the town noble and steal a jewel box containing a single copper earring. During Tyden’s investigation, he got lost in the forest and found evidence of an excavation site with strange ruins.
Putting all their discoveries together, the heroes came up with a quite dangerous picture: There were Koloss in the area and they were targeting noble plantations. Furthermore the ministry had send an obligator to the same town to investigate these strange occurrences.
Deciding that they had a better understanding of the situation, they moved on to the capital. There they started working on a scheme to rescue Amyse.
They decided to gather information on the whereabouts of Amyse by intimidating one of the guards of the keep Urbain and then got themselves some Urbain uniforms made with which they managed to sneak into the Keep. The crew did have the constant feeling of being watched during the preparations, was House Urbain spying on them?
Once in the keep, they had to be wary of the Urbain mistborn who was sleeping in the room next to Amyse but they managed to get the drugged women and he Terrisman out by creating a diversion and using the confusion to escape. Having acquired Amyse, the heroes soon found out who had been following them, it was the other crew that was hired to get Amyse back to her family. The heroes however did not trust them and Zed followed their carriage, only to find it riding towards house Tekiel. Zed intervened swiftly and broke Amyse out again.
The heroes now find themselves escaping the eastern dominance while trying to find out more about Amyse. They however soon realize that they might have bitten off more than they can chew as they start being followed by Koloss. The heroes make a last stand at the village they had passed earlier, not wanting to leave the villagers to the Koloss. When everything looked the most desperate, the terrisman of Amyse revealed her secret. Amyse knew how to control the Koloss and house Urbain was using this knowledge to direct the Koloss at their enemies. She was also a nicrosil misting who could boost the allomancy of others. They had one charge of nicrosil left. Having to take on three Koloss, it was Zed who burned it and boosted Tyden’s emotional allomancy to terrify the Koloss. In a stroke of luck, this worked and the Koloss headed off.
The heroes returned to their journey back to Luthadel except for two final acts. They offered Amys shelter in their group as her secret is too dangerous to ever fall in the wrong hands. And they sent an anonymous letter to an obligator they had encountered, revealing that house Lestram was behind the Koloss attacks.