6 Random Beats from All Plots

Thug LifeA bard is warned about paying his fair share of "insurance" by a blowhard band of thugs.
The Missing GirlRumors circulate that a shopkeeper's daughter has gone missing.
Chain of CommandA guard captain and the travelling merchant have a pleasant lunch. Their talk seems to be all business, and somewhat less than legal.
A ReprimandThe blowhard thug talks with a travelling merchant. Something the merchant says turns the thug pale.
The Bloody MerchantA shopkeeper is found badly beaten behind his shop. He blames himself for taking out the trash so late and will not press charges.
A Clandestine ExchangeA clandestine exchange occurs in a dark alley.