Alex is traveling to Merywyn. On behalf of Kell, she is looking to learn as much as she can about the status of the occupied capital. Specifically she’s looking for Khardic troop movements, important individuals, the general attitude of the populace, and potential rebellion contacts. Special amount of attention will be given to the trains between Merywyn and Rhydden, such as schedule, security, and contents.
Meanwhile, Gwyn is being dispatched to Riversmet. There she will blend in to the refuge camp, and do what she can to keep an eye on the Khadoran fort being constructed there. Alex wants to make sure her protege keeps her head down, but Gwyn will be looking for important people, security holes in the fort, and activity concerning the Riversmet ruins.