|“|| Monza: I heard you finally got yourself killed in Dagoska.|
Cosca: There have always been false reports of my death. Wishful thinking, on the part of my many enemies.
Chapter Summary Edit
Shivers and Monza walk through the fog cloaked streets of Sipani. Their first job is to recruit new members for their crew. Reaching a nondescript doorway, Monza knocks. It is opened by Shylo Vitari, the former Practical of The Union Inquisition, and now a freelance information brokers. She welcomes them inside.1 They discuss the upcoming peace conference arranged by King Jezal of The Union which Ario and Foscar are attending. Vitari quick figures out that Monza plans to kill them, and agrees to help for a suitably large fee. The peace conference itself will be too well guarded, but Vitari knows someone who might be able to help get them close to the pair.
A short time later, Monza and Vitari are hunched in a doorway of a narrow street. Soon, Ario’s lover Carlot dan Eider walks past with one guard. While Shivers and Friendly deal with the guard, Vitari leads Eider through the doorway where Day also waits. Monza threatens to expose her as a spy for Arch Lector Glokta, unless she helps them get close to Ario and Foscar. Eider reluctantly reveals that she has arrived in Sipani early, to arrange a masked ball in the whorehouse Cardotti’s House of Leisure. Suddenly Day darts forward and pricks Eider with a pin covered with a slow acting poison. Eider can have the anti-dote if she helps them infiltrate Cardotti’s. Eider leaves having grudgingly agreed.
That night, Monza recruits the final member for her crew; Nicomo Cosca. The famed soldier of fortune has fallen to a wretched state, living as a worthless penniless drunkard in Sipani. Monza and Vitari find him drunk in the street. Much banter ensues, before Friendly helps him back to Monza’s latest safe-house.
|Caul Shivers||Jezal dan Luthar|
|Monza Murcatto||Prince Ario|
|Shylo Vitari||Count Foscar|
|Carlot dan Eider||Sand dan Glokta|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Sipani||Styria||Sipani||The Union||Inquisition||Cardotti’s House of Leisure|
- Vitari mentions not trusting Northmen, because she got thrown down a flight of stairs by one once, refering to Logen Ninefingers in chapter The Bloody-Nine of The Blade Itself.