There was a woman who came into the club to get the secret formula for a large population of people. Chris’ character said he needed more info and she huffed off. He followed her and got into a fight with goons. He was aided by Phil’s character.
In the middle-class neighborhood of Terminal Strip, where the territories of three of the four nations meet, the Blooming Lotus opium den sits in the shadow of the westernmost airship tower. Aerum Steffan Gilios, one of the Lotus’ shift supervisors, is approached by an Aerish woman named Isabelle, clearly out of her element. She requests a special medicine to treat mental illness. By order of Madame Lotus herself, customers requesting such services must be “assessed” by the apothecary. Isabelle reveals that the patients she represents are delusional, stressed, and suffering from an under-studied illness, but she is unable to divulge more. With neither side willing to compromise, the deal falls through. Steffan attempts to track Isabelle through the crowded streets, but is caught by Isabelle’s bodyguards.
Emerging from a nearby shop, Kaiyu/Tuyang servant Chen Daiyu sees the confrontation brewing. Not liking the odds, she glances around for police. Spotting none, she launches herself at the goons, knocking one to the ground; the second goon surrenders. Steffan realizes too late that the surrender was only a distraction to allow Isabelle and the other guard to escape. Steffan promises Daiyu compensation if she will accompany him and his prisoner back to the Lotus. Daiyu makes it clear she’s only following him to satisfy her
That night, Naramel heiress Dilar Hanania is escorted from a society function in the hills to her apartment near the Low Port by her hired chauffeur for the evening, Aerum airship captain Griff Lewelling. Noticing something amiss, she pays him to wait. Inside, she finds her study ransacked. Outside, Griff hears nothing but a string of invectives.