Shadow Scorpion’s investigation found the leaks in house Jahar that Bronze Ledger was exploiting and informed Jahar Sunji. The heroes were invited to the nameday celebration where they found more spies in their midst. The secret meeting Jahar was holding was a group of loyalist including Boujin Rose Path and Vali Farzana trying to locate an heir to the sultan. A rumor had been circulating of a girl who claimed to be an heir in the city, but most disregarded that as false or worse, a trap set by members of house Ashen. The heroes agreed to help them search for a true heir without revealing their knowledge of Tan Khari.
Giving the satrap’s spy they had capture false information about their based of operations, the heroes waited for the satrap and his soldiers to leave the palace. Then they infiltrated disguised as servants. Using intel Shadow Scorpion purchased from the Dark Waves network, they located the secret passageway to down the vault.
Rather than a traditional lock, the sultan’s vault was guarded by a set of stone statues. Deciphering the questions the statues asked about the true history of Champoor, they opened the vault and took the Orichalcum artifact Wild Winds, the Spear of Conquest. They also took a set jewelry identified with the sultan’s family, a jeweled mask, sword, and ornamental vestments of the sultan.
Changing disguises, the heroes exited the palace as a noble lord and his servants. At the side gate of the palace they encountered Song of Rain, a Fair Folk ambassador, and her Tiger-men servants. Shadow Scorpion talked his way past her supernatural enticement and they escaped just as an alarm was raised in the palace.