Travelling Trauma Centre finished settling into their new house while Seraph caught up with a few friends she'd missed during her time travel accident. The party began to ease back into adventuring by helping several ghosts achieve their dying wishes so they could pass on peacefully to the afterlife.
Thaddeus told Billie that Dorphi, Emperor Cherish's head of security, had recognised the sword she'd pulled from the stone, so the party went to Suda Palace to clear things up. A paranoid Dorphi revealed that the sword had been recognised by dissidents and there were rumours in the city of a coup. Dorphi initially refused to let the party see the emperor as he was too busy, but eventually led them to his office. Billie showed the sword and insisted she had no intention of taking over from Cherish. Cherish and Dorphi were uncomfortable with the idea of letting Billie keep the sword, but reluctantly accepted her promise that she would keep it hidden from now on.
Leaving the palace in awkward circumstances, Billie asked what Galwyn's plans were, as Kjell had forgotten to bring it up since inviting him to join the party. Galwyn was accepted as a new member of TTC along with Damaris.