6 Random Beats from All Plots

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.
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.
A Clandestine ExchangeA clandestine exchange occurs in a dark alley.
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.
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.