Being quite picky about bathing establishments, Allura had to lower her standards due to their location and price range. She eventually found one with both guaranteed privacy and cool water. They advertised the coldest water in the city, but the crusader was quite certain that was a advertising gimmick. She had seen it everywhere else she had gone.
Reserving one of their private baths, she made her way back to the gate. Along the way she listened for any tidbits of passing information. There was much talk of nobles missing from the public eye. Rumors were of assassins or a poisoned batch of exotic food. Not once did she hear mention of any demons. Taking her time, she expected to see Ahayla waiting for her.