Ryoka treats her injury in her room, considering how bad her situation is: Proper treatment would require a healer that she can't afford, and while she knows that Lady Magnolia would be able to pay, she is too stubborn to let her help her.
Meanwhile, Garia meets Fals in Celum's Runner's Guild, and they discuss matters, most prominent of them Ryoka and Lady Magnolia's interest in the runner. When they connect the dots that Magnolia would visit Ryoka in her inn, and that Ryoka might do anything in her state, they rush towards the spot.
Magnolia has invited herself into Ryoka's room already, and pointed out she knows a healer who is able to cast [Restoration]. The price of the wealthy Lady is, however, answers to her questions. They negotiate, but Ryoka's willingness for 20 or 40 answers doesn't meet Magnolia's demand of 200. They part without a deal, but Magnolia leaves a medaillon for Ryoka to contact her should she change her mind.
Ryoka thinks about her stubbornness, but keeps telling herself she is making the right decision. Her spreading information and knowledge of Earth would eventually bring the horrible ways of warfare into this world, and she doesn't want those deaths on her conscience.
Then, Ceria visits Ryoka for some 1:1 talk, and Ryoka mellows considerably. Ceria explains that the resources of her group are insufficient to help the runner... but she knows someone.
- Runner's Guild
- The Rat's Tail
- Magical healing bandages
- weak, green healing potions (in bulk)
- Magnolia's contact medaillon, inlaid with a sapphire