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Riese uses her extensive hunting experience to infiltrate the warehouse in Helmkin where the babies are being kept. The building is stuffed to the gills with infants - though she's made a promise to Hannah, Riese knows she'll never find the young woman's child like this. She discovers an office, and in it, discovers a ledger detailing where the infants are being sent - this, she tucks into her cloak and steals away.
She has eluded the guards so far, but as she inches her way towards the door, Herrick and his men close in on her trail. Thinking on her feet, she throws a rock at one of the shelves, waking a child and causing it to cry. Soon all of the children are wailing, and in this cacophony, Riese slips unnoticed out of the building.
She doesn't make it far, however: Henchmen are waiting just outside the door, and though she - and the newly arrived Fenrir - dispatch them quickly, it seems another team lurks around every corner, demanding a fight of the still-convalescent princess. Finally, Riese finds refuge in a back room, only to discover that she is not alone: A girl, aged perhaps 8 years, is hiding in the shadows.
The doctor, on discovering that his ledger is gone, alerts Herrick, informing him that in addition to containing the outline of this devious plan, the ledger contained critical, but mysterious, information on other strategies. If he doesn't recover the ledger, the doctor's life is at stake.
And half a kingdom away, Amara is scared of the repercussions of Riese's continued survival. As she spars with her advisor and only confidante, her anger and fear manifest in her fight. Before she knows what her fists have done, she has given this faithful servant a thorough beating.