The three go to the Salty Maiden to try collecting information. Jocelynn casts a spell of Alter Self and turns into a city guard, learning that the vessel being build in the Shipyard flies over the ocean to transport weapons or armies. In the midst of their fact-finding mission, a brawl breaks out in the bar.
They are able to escape. It seemed that something had come over the people in the tavern. They went to tell Schmidtty about the event, when they hear Madame Cormorant say the secret words. They follow her to her office. She introduces herself as Grand Marshall Cormorant and has them sign contracts. They choose paramours to be their beards.