Strangers meet on the road as Cyrus, Johnathan, and Merrily set off in search of the missing post-rider. Johnathan acquires a new weapon. Cyrus encounters unexpected power, while Merrily puts her skills to good use. Three projectiles pass in the night.
Cyrus reveals the object of his quest, but immediately discovers that said object has gone missing. He meets the town librarian, and suspicions arise. Merrily makes a good deal, and Johnathan gets the girl, sort of. We meet a man who has something wrong with him.