Mouse discovers the woman in the windmill, Shelly Stachorn, is the owner of it. After some investigation and the liberal application of guilt, she admits that she is addicted to bitterleaf-extract and that the windmill is inoperable due to a lack of maintenance. The money that should have gone to upkeep was instead spent on the extract, and when the town began blaming their ills on Kalissa, Shelly joined in to hide her addiction. Mouse is able to convince her to tell the truth at the trial.
Next on the stand is Logan Montague, the town’s mortician and undertaker. He testifies that he heard something down in the mortuary late one night. When he went to investigate, he claims to have clearly seen Kalissa carving something into a body, and then see it rise. He was attacked by the risen while she escaped he said, and while he was finally able to subdue it with a bonesaw, the undead scarred him.
In the midst of this trial, Sebastian notes some odd behavior from Kasilla. After much prodding, she admits to having a tryst with Enton the priest, and offers it as an explanation for her persecution.
Marton Denners, the town blacksmith, angrily accuses Kasilla of cursing his tools and ruining his work. He presents pieces of his work, of terrible quality, and the tools he used which appear to be fine. He unhappily agrees to allow Zarael to use them the next day to smith some equipment.
Finally, the Mayor, Ronnil Bouyford, testifies himself about his daughter. Elane was once a joyous young woman he says, but after Kasilla came to town she became rebellious and uninterested in marriage. He says Elane would sneak away at night and spend a lot of time with Kasilla. Later on Kasilla admits that Elane would sneak away to try and get her attentions, but denies any form of enchantment or relationship.
After the trial winds down, the group splits up to try to tie up some loose ends. Mouse informs Enton of Elane’s motivations, and Zarael and Sebastian talk to Marton. Ryovin and Razzit pay a visit to Erich and Victor’s house, wishing to have a closer look at the boy. Erich is pensive, but lets them in. Once inside, Razzit spots a number of wine bottles. On closer inspection, (after Ryovin “persuades” Erich to leave the room) Victor is bad bruised, obviously been repeatedly beaten. The two seize the boy and take him back to the inn to inform the group…. and the town.