As their first task the group was asked to look into a fellow member of the Guard, a man by the name of Verik Vancaskerkin. He had run off and abandoned his post, taking several other guards with him. After a short time asking about they learned he was holed up in a small butcher shop called<u> </u>All the World's Meat.
Their first try did not go to plan, as they asked politely to see Verik and were swiftly turned away by two of his men. Their next plan, staking out the building overnight, was also fruitless as they learned that, as far as they knew, the men never left the shop.
Finally they decided to try and sneak in the back of the building the next day, just before the shop opened so as to avoid having townsfolk in the shop with them. Their attempt was going well until one of the men in the killing room managed to hear them speaking. While the fighting was brief, with two of them running away and the other two being knocked out cold, it was heated, with one member of the group nearly being taken out as well.
Upstairs they found Verik, who swiftly made it clear he was not going to come peacefully. A very short but risky battle soon played out in the cramped office before he slumped to the floor, alive but unconscious.