With the trial of Wolfgang von Aschenbeck coming to a close and little time to prove his innocence, the party struggles to find any clues they can. Suspicions abound for possible enemies of The Empire but can anybody prove it? How do you tell a Witch Hunter to back off of a witch hunt? What happened to Emma? Is Aschenbeck being framed? Is Adelle all she is cracked up to be? Or is everyone just pawns in a grand conspiracy orchestrated by the Black Cowl?