Ley Alisther stalks a common man on Garude, intent on making a name for herself by acting as a sort of serial killer. After killing the man, she escapes the scene when the townsfolk seemingly notice. Though thinking herself hidden away in her rented inn room, Ley is approached by a group of men asking about the murder earlier.

The men remain in the inn, and Ley decides to escape through the window. One of the men notices her before she can escape fully, however, and they chase her through the streets of Garude. Ley ducks into an alleyway and is cornered by someone other than the men chasing her; a girl of crimson hair seemingly knows her.