"Oh, that was quick," says the crewman who greets them as they approach Arvid's ship. He glances over the little group, then frowns at Magistra Colle. "Wait! Who's this? Where's the boss?"
"How should I know?" Mathea says, irritated at his presumption.
"Didn't he rescue you?"
"He went back for you!" The crewman glares at her, then leaps over the rail and hurries up the stairs.
"Why is he so upset?" Magistra Colle asks. The answer comes with the ominous glow which blossoms from the lofty heights of the palace and seminary, just a few moments after the crewman disappears into the town.