The covenant attends the Rhine Tribunal gathering at Durenmar. There they begin to acquaint themselves with the other covenants of the Rhine. Lucretius again encounters Tholin of Jerbiton, who requests his aid for his widowed cousin Lady Martha. It seems the widow is facing a challenge from a couple of local lords who contest her holding of her late husband’s lands. Lucretius agrees to assist her. Additionally, the covenant has to decide how to handle their relations with Durenmar and the Valley of the Mists.