The city mage, Silk, makes his way along the muddy shore of the Idryn River at Li Heng's waterfront. He has been summoned by Liss, and suspecting the hag is far more than she seems, Silk has heeded the summons. He finds her under the pilings of the city's boardwalk. After the two trade insults, Liss warns that a storm is coming--a time of great upheaval that will personally cost Silk a great deal. The source of the problem is ancient and threatens even the Elders themselves. More than this she dare not say.
Silk scoffs at her as she shambles away. But he sets off to discuss the prophecy with fellow mage, Ho.