Weather: With cool temperatures and overcast conditions, with a light air
I wish I could show you an image of the palace of Lubeck, but I could find nothing - I presume it has been long since destroyed. I would guess it would look something like this, to be found at Schwerin:
I shall place it in the small town of Moisling, two miles to the southwest of Lubeck. Lukas and Janos may ride with Serafina and Hornung; Andrej and Ahmet upon their mounts; the dwarves in the wagon driven by Emmanuel. Emmanuel will apologize profusely to Andrej for leaving his service - yet he is anxious to go home, where he hopes to return a hero. He plans to turn his land into a commune for all those who dwelt in his hamlet, which Andrej first encountered last May.
Fatima will meet Ahmet upon the steps, and berate her brother for disappearing before happily falling to her knees and embracing his thighs. Carolina will appear weakly in the doorway. The Duke is not available, but the Duchess will make a brief showing to welcome the party to her home, before retiring. She is Helga Rosenkrantz, and she is nearing 80. The Duke is bedridden, and his son is at present fighting in France. There are several grandchildren who stand beside the Duchess, but they do not speak, and it is clear they are being forced to be there.
Hornung has one last request before the party is allow to retire to their rooms. He wishes to give them what has been collected from the Archbishop's Castle for them. He shows them to a turret, where there has been stored a chest and several boxes.
The first box is a bit more than five feet long and a foot wide - this is for Ahmet.
The second box is similar in size to a cigar box - this is for Andrej.
The third box is long and narrow, two inches by two inches, and 13 inches long - this is also for Andrej.
The fourth box is smaller than the palm of a hand - this is for Lukas.
The fifth box is four inches wide, five inches long and two inches deep - this is for whomever the party wills.
Lastly, the sixth box is five inches wide, 13 inches long and four inches deep - this is for the whole party.
The chest, Hornung will demonstrate, contains 2,000 gold pieces.