The characters met with Ferun LaVaste to discuss why the wizard shouldn’t turn them over to House Adarbrent. The wizard was persuaded by Mirt the Moneylender to take advantage of Jacob and Thom’s skills and have them break into the tower of one of his rivals and steal a prized spellbook.
LaVaste told the characters that they have 10 days to obtain the spellbook, a treatise on transformation by Otiluke, from Laeral Silverhand’s tower. His tower is located on the west side of town, and after a little searching, the characters discovered an entrance into the basement of the tower from the sewers, but it was magically locked. Ferun LaVaste met with the characters again and gave them two stones of disenchanting to use on the magical locks and traps that surely guard the treatise. He also volunteered to host an event four nights later, in order to draw Laeral from his tower.