6 Random Beats from All Plots

An Offal TrailA trail of offal leads to a underground lab that is defended by ghoulish cult guards.
Thug LifeA bard is warned about paying his fair share of "insurance" by a blowhard band of thugs.
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.
Quenched SorrowsThe Smith gets drunk, and lets some things slip. It's obvious he needs help, but he's very proud of his capabilities.
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.