News of Tamera’s battle with the cutpurse made its way to Velothi’s upper classes, and Tamera was summoned by her mother to question her about the incident. The pair then went to St. Lucian’s temple to have the local clerics tend to Tamera’s wounds, and Tamera observed some odd occurrences in and around the temple.
Brinn Corvan, having also learned of Tamera’s more adventurous side, asked Tamera to meet with him. He asked her to discreetly look into the serial loss of gems from his guild warehouse. Tamera spent the night in the warehouse and observed a cat entering the eaves by way of a plank. The warehouse door was opened, and the cat, having sighted Tamera, exited the building.
Tamera reported her findings the next morning, and Corvan shared his suspicions that Tomlin, a local rogue and adventurer, might be to blame. After getting a few hours of sleep, Tamera questioned Tomlin at The Laughing Jackass, his favourite haunt. Tomlin plead ignorance, both of the jewel theft and the occurrences at the temple but agreed, for a price, to look into the temple’s disturbances.
During the course of investigating who might have access to highly trained cats, Tamera learned that Adria Corvan, Brinn’s daughter, both had been publically slighted by her father and had a close connection to several pet cats. When she confronted Corvan with her suspicions, however, Tamera was paid the agreed upon price and removed from the investigation.
Dejected, Tamera returned home to Gerik’s, where the two swapped stories of what they’d done for the past two days. When Gerik learned of the thefts, he suggested he and Tamera locate the plank used to allow Adria’s cat into the warehouse. The pair took up positions outside the warehouse and waited, and eventually Adria and her cat were discovered at the warehouse’s front door with a pair of sleeping guards. After a brief scuffle with Adria, Tamera fired her gun to alert all and sundry to the break-in. Blame was sorted out at the Corvan mannor, and Tamera and Gerik were paid both for their services and their silence.
After sleeping in late the next morning, Gerik went out hunting while Tamera answered a summons from her sister. The Aldaril guild’s lieutenant berated Tamera for having fired her gun within the city on multiple occasions and assigned Tamera to investigate some mines the guild was looking into purchashing rights to re-open.
Still reeling from the confrontation with her sister, Tamera rode out of town several miles and shot targets for a time before a trio of gnolls took notice of her. She then met Gerik back in town, and the two of them returned to do battle with the gnolls. They slew all three and collected the offered bounty before treating themselves to an unusually rich meal out. During this meal, Tamera was able to check in with Tomlin, who had investigated the goings-on at the temple and concluded that they were due to a haunting of some kind.