After a few hours without the return of Snæfellsnes, Jedarkka went looking. She knew he had headed to the Medalesire mansion to try to offload the wolf, so started by heading that direction. Upon finding the CSI Koligenan team onsite, she inquired as to her brother-in-law’s whereabouts. The sobbing servants were only to eager to inform her that Snæfellsnes brought the wolf, and then killed Lady Medalesire.
She headed to the Watch headquarters and found Snæfellsnes in a cell, unconscious.
Thinking quickly, Jedarkka formed a plan.
First, she found the body. With just a bit of confidence, she made the guard leave, and then she attempted to mangle the body enough to be unrecognizable, tearing clothes and stealing jewelry (including the signet ring), and even breaking the nose. She then head to Lady Medalesire’s quarters, and found a dress and some of the Lady’s makeup and perfume.
She then went back to the Watch headquarters and recovered Snæfellsnes’s belongings, signing for all but Lali’s signet ring, which she palmed and then made the guard think it was simply lost on the floor. She also took a look at the crossbow and bolts that were used to wound Snæfellsnes, and found the bolts had a sheen to their tips. She mentioned the possibility of poison, and how it would be odd if the Lady would have actually been using poison.
She headed to the market to try to find a disguise kit, but there were none to be found. She headed back to the Watch to interrogate one of the captured bandits, to see if he could provide a source for the seedier side of the market. Unfortunately, he was able to give a name, but Jedarkka was not able to find its owner.
Trying another option, Jedarkka went to the theater to catch a play. After the play was over, she wheedled a meeting out of one of the lead cast members. Feigning an interest in the thespian arts, she managed to borrow some makeup and received a few tips on how to effectively use it to become someone else.
She wrote out a note, using the note she had from Lady Medalesire as a template for the handwriting, explaining how the Lady was rushed away on business, to the north. She disguised herself as the Lady, using the disguise kit, and the Lady’s own makeup, perfume, boots, and dress. She went down and bought a horse, playing the role of insufferable rich person in a hurry and abusive, making sure to flash the signet ring and explain how she was Lady Medalesire and shouldn’t have to put up with this. Then, at the north gate of town, she handed to the note to a guard, with a few gold pieces, explaining that needed to get to her mansion, the Medalesire mansion, quickly. She rode off north, until out of sight of town, at which point she dismounted the horse, used her own blood to bloody the saddle, tore the dress and put the resultant rag on the saddle, and wedged a boot into the stirrup. She turned the horse toward town and gave it a slap on the flank to send it that direction. She then removed the rest of her disguise and followed it at a leisurely pace. On getting back to town, she found the guard and a few others gathered around the horse and discussing the probable fate of the Lady.
She then took a few hours to spread the story of how Lady Medalesire’s horse had come back bloody and riderless, and how she must have died on the road at the hands of bandits.
Then she headed back to the Watch, to insist upon medical attention for Snæfellsnes. The Watch had found that indeed, the bolts were poisoned. She sat to rest, and to wait for Snæfellsnes to wake.