6 Random Beats from All Plots

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.
Temporarily DetainedA guard catches a young thief in the marketplace. They go into an alley where the guard takes something from the thief and lets him escape. They seem familiar with each other.
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.
Family RelationsThe Smith and the bloody merchant are spotted together. They are brothers and are trying to find the shopkeeper's daughter.
The Good LifeThe Guard Captain wears subtle but extremely expensive adornment. Investigation reveals a lower-class upbringing and a moderate town salary.
A ReprimandThe blowhard thug talks with a travelling merchant. Something the merchant says turns the thug pale.