One of the Solace Bridge survivors, a surly man named Raymond, claims that someone from Soltown tried to set fire to the refugee’s wagons. He wants me to find out who did it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.
“Raymod told me that someone from Soltown had set a fire to try to chase away the refugees. I should talk to the other refugees and ask around town about this.”
Well, the simplest thing to do is question others at the refugee camp. I spoke to all of them, but only Jeanne could give more clues about the “fire”.
“I spoke to Jeanne about what she saw the night of the fore, and she told me that the next day, she found a strip of dark red cloth that looked like it could have been ripped off the person who set fire as they ran off towards town.”
I talked to Martin the Merchant and he showed his true colours in the discussion when I asked about “refugees”.
“Martin clearly despises the Solace Bridge refugees and his fearmongering may have led to the attack on the camp. “
I asked nonchalantly about the “red cloth” that Jeanne talked about.
“Martin told me he sold a young guard named Harry his last bolt of dark red cloth. It also sounds like he gave him a discount on it as “payment” for keeping a close eye on the Solace Bridge refugees.”
I know Harry, he is one of the guards in Soltown. I knew where he was and went to him and asked him about the “red cloth” and then blatantly “accused” him of the fire. He broke and told me everything.
“Harry, the guard, admitted to starting the fire at Martin’s urging. He feels very guilty about it, and asked me not to tell his superior, Stanley.”
Now I have a decision to make; either I can tell Stanley, Martin’s superior officer, or I can go to Raymond directly, or I can leave things as they are.
I decided to tell Stanley the Guard the truth about the foolishness of his guard. I told “Harry lit the fire”.
“I decided to tell Stanley the Guard the truth about Harry’s involvement in the fire at the refugee camp. Even though it will mean Harry will eventually lose his job, Stanley needs guards he can trust to act with virtue.”