The day after escorting Trinia out of the city, an acolyte from the Grand Vault approached the PCs explaining that Vaultkeeper Dhatri requested an audience with them at the temple. When they arrived, there were dozens of people, many of whom exhibited the familiar fiery rash of this new sickness. Zarian saw to it that a small child received the healing he needed. When the party met with Ishani, he told them that since the day they saw Brienna, people have been showing up sick, even some of the Bankers who have had no dealings with the sick. He believed this was the beginning of a bigger problem, and asked for an introduction to the Korvosan Guard (as well as safe escort) so he may begin pooling divine resources to battle this disease.
The PCs agree and make their way to Citadel Volshyenek, only to find that the Guard is already in motion. In addition to the Guard was the presence of a new military group, backed by the Queen herself, called Grey Maidens. These women in full plate with blank face masks are being tasked with coordinating the Guardsmen as well as a contingent of Plague Doctorss, hastily brought in from Cheliax and other areas. Following a speech from Cressidia, the PCs gained access to the talks of what was going on currently, and discussed how to move forward with fighting the outbreak.