Wednesday, September 3, 1650
Moon & weather unchanged
Ahmet & Andrej, with Fatima, are brought to the Palast der Hornung with Eberhardt and Serafina, and the coachmen are sent on to the inn to fetch Emmanuel, the men at arms and your gear. The Palast is rather fabulous, with a high stone wall, a massive iron gate and a courtyard large enough for three tennis courts. The gate is opened for the party and the coach delivers you before the main building - three stories, square in shape with many small windows ... some 60' wide and 40' high. As is typical of German buildings, there is little facade, but the place is bigger than an inn and features a large iron entrance door, some five feet wide and nine feet high.
Eberhardt Hornung lays hands upon Fatima, and the scratches on her body heal and her bruises subside. At this point Fatima is asked if she wishes to lay down, and Fatima expresses a desire to speak to her cousin Ahmet in person. You're both shown to a large room on the second floor, and a dinner is sent up to you.
"My cousin," begins Fatima. "I have come a long way to find you and tell you something. I did not even know if I would find you ... I only knew that you had gone to Europe. I enlisted an Imam to help me trace you down through the will of Allah. When I was kidnapped in Genoa ..." Here she breaks down, and finds it difficult to go on.