Zinton was offered the position of city council member by the current district leader, Khelgar Opalsmith. He took the position. In addition, Zinton accepted a investment opportunity in Alexander Paynes adventuring guild. Gary stole a part of the rug in the council hall and wore it as a cloak, then got banned from the council hall.
After the discovery of a empty gold vaults, the city put together what little money it had and threw a fair. The fair brought even more trade, and and more tax revenue. It also brought a level of scum and the reopening of the fighting arena. Gary, Hrothgar, and Scruffy joined the fighting competition. After a thrashing, Hrothgar was knocked out by the legendary Thoros Silverfist. Scruffy and Gary fought together and managed to take out Thoros in a future round.