The trio finishes crossing High Bridge and enters into Midland and Eodred's Square, passing through the towered gates with the rest of the pedestrian traffic. They step off to the side, out of the main stream of people going about their business in the plaza. From the look of things, the square makes a popular landmark that people use to set up meetings or simply orient themselves within the ward.
A ragged street urchin runs up to the three women, clutching a piece of parchment in one hand. "Hullo there, you,"
he says,pointing to Gweyn. "A man gave me four silver shields to deliver this to you. He said you'd give me four more on delivery."
He presses the parchment into Gweyn's hand, eying your belt pouch as he waits expectantly for his payment.
The parchment reads:
I'm surprised you'd show up around here again, Madarius. If you keep flaunting your face around town, it's only a matter of time before Krell or Cassatta decides to smash it in. Gods, I'd have half a mind to do that myself if we didn't make such a good team. I'm willing to forgive your last double cross if you see fit to meet me in the alley behind the Blue Ox just before sundown today.
Judging by the height of the sun, there is about two hours before dusk.