With his appointment to the guard affirmed, Ry Julander and his appointed subordinate, Kaeli Roosthouser, begin looking for ways to track down the Howl Street gang. Some time on the docks leads to a bait-and-hook plan which ultimately leads to the capture and release of a common street thug named Jacob. With their informant established, the two reconvene in the evening to stake-out the Howl Gang's hideout in the docks. However, when a group of people are returning to the hideout, Kaeli is spotted. Quickly, someone from the group lets out a long string of strange language, following which a Hound makes its way into the vicinity of the two battle-ready guards.