After I leave Richard and Falconflight I return to Fieldsworth’s office. As I enter the office I hear shuffling and groaning from the back room so I close the door. I use my Object reading on various pieces of lab equipment. I hear a voice I assume is Harrison shouting to make the scene look like a robbery. Some oil being ignited on the equipment and rotting flesh smashing things. I’m able to turn in the vision and confirm Harrison was at the scene. I exit the memory and go to the back of the facility. Fieldsworth has become a zombie, although still confined. I manage to get some of the surgical tools and retreat from the room. I use object reading to see that Harrison took Fieldsworth’s soul before he killed him. Satisfied I’ve learned everything I can hear I leave the doctor.
My next stop is the Jiggly Gypsies to meet with Viola. She was apparently bruised from trying to break into my place. She also has a book written pretty recently, a historical examination of the Calamity and the authors theories about it. The other is generic Temple info, specifically common customs as of pre-demon, post-calamity. She agrees to follow me in order to get her money. In case it wasn’t obvious it’s revealed her viola is magical when she starts pulling books out of it.
We briefly discuss the square books and she suggests asking the book binders who make most of the books, There are three: one in the senation, temple, and matroni districts. She gives me the address to the senation and the matroni binders and tells me to just say she sent me. At my request she also reveals that Gretchen Winterword is a arcane scribe, mostly scrolls although she revealed she would have to introduce me. We talk a little more and “bury the hatchet”. Viola is actually pretty cool. We part on good terms.
I head home and find Samantha concentrating on something inside the mirror so I go downstairs and talk to Venyard. We proceed to have conversation 3. I go upstairs and find Samantha arranging books. We have Samantha Conversation 13 with Venyard and Belltoll. In that conversation I go to the Weather Society, become invisible and go steal the wheelchair. Along the way I make it look like someone picked the lock before sneaking back out. After the conversation ended I go back and alert the guard that someone broke in and deliver a letter that Venyard escaped.
When I get back Bell and Sam are both sitting up and drinking some dense tea. As I enter I hear Sam talking about Bell’s bravery before we have conversation 14.