Waking up on the Gogran fishing boat, the travelers have breakfast before finally docking at the port city of Dianus. The huge marble walls, Olympian architecture and amazing cleanliness of the city impresses Layth, Tasha and Aisha, while Tasha finds the lack of noise somewhat eerie.
Calligenia takes them towards the city center, and Tasha gets many stares and looks (although mostly when she talks too loud). Their progress is halted for a few moments to let a patrol of warriors from Clan Kerebos to pass, and one of them manages to spot Aaron trying to hide behind Tasha.
Clan Hydron owns the central hill of the city, with its opulent estates, villas and public buildings. Finding this out causes some serious envy in Tasha, and Aisha is also surprised, since Calligenia shared a tiny bedroom with Anisa while she was staying on Rephidim.
The group is broken up, with Calligenia and Aaron being taken to see Tyche, while a servant girl named Chloe takes Tasha, Layth and Aisha to a nearby villa. Gladiators are practicing wrestling in the courtyard, and the visitors get to watch this: Layth takes it in stride, while Aisha and Tasha can't help but ogle a little. Chloe brings them refreshments, and Tasha tries talking to her about airships.
When the winning gladiator is pointed out as being Zig-Zig, Tasha recognizes the name as one Aaron mentioned, and lets her voice rise a bit too much, getting the gladiator's attention. Zig-Zig introduces himself, and gives Tasha a brief if thorough examination before making her an offer, which leaves the half-Vartan flabbergasted. She finally tells him that she needs to think about it, and Zig-Zig isn't offended, but offers to see her 'just for fun' is she'd like as well.
Roland of Clan Kerebos arrives, looking for Aaron, and upon hearing from Chloe that Tyche is at the baths, he drags everyone along to find out what's going on.