Just another normal Wellentag for Dieter Mannschlieb. At the beginning of every week, a barge from Talabec arrives in the morning, filled with a variety of cargo, packages and mail for the Imperial city of Wurzen. Dieter and his crew unload the barge, sorting through the packages and then carting them up, up, up the ramps to the top of the bluff.
Dieter has a special job on Wellentag: Unload and deliver the regular delivery of small boxes to the Apothecary Hans Plavec in the High District. This task will earn Dieter as much silver as he’ll make all week on the docks.
Today, however, Dieter’s delivery causes nothing but trouble. One of the boxes contains a vial of glowing green-black ore that gives off a palpable, prickly energy. Plavec summons the only person he can think of to determine the identity of the substance: Professor Haffanuse, the closest thing the city has to a sage.