6 Random Beats from All Plots

A ReprimandThe blowhard thug talks with a travelling merchant. Something the merchant says turns the thug pale.
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.
Vanished ThievesThe Thieves Guild is fortifying their turf because they've lost crew. Nobody lost had pulled any large jobs and all went missing near the darkest parts of olde town.
A Clandestine ExchangeA clandestine exchange occurs in a dark alley.
Lovers LeapMore distraught folks have been jumping from the bridge called Lover's Leap by locals. The last jumper was said to be a happily married merchant in the caravaner's guild.
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.