6 Random Beats from All Plots

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 Missing GirlRumors circulate that a shopkeeper's daughter has gone missing.
The Good LifeThe Guard Captain wears subtle but extremely expensive adornment. Investigation reveals a lower-class upbringing and a moderate town salary.
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.
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.
The Burning ForgeOne of the smaller forges in town catches fire. The smith is livid, and takes his frustrations out on an apprentice. Nobody seems convinced that the apprentice is to blame.