I arrived in Charleston three days later, the station there was overflowing with strange men and women, most of which were making varied comments on my clothing. After leaving the station, a man, who looked as if he was no more than a street urchin, gestured at me to speak to him. "I am Nicholas Brown," said the man, "I am here to take you to the guild." I nodded to him and he led me into an alleyway which contained a door on the right hand side. The door led into a dimly lit tunnel that took a small time to weave through. We eventually emerged into a large room. The room's patrons and furniture implied I was in a pub. Nicholas and I sat at a table as he requested two drinks. I took my first sip of American ale before he spoke, "We have spent the last few days collecting information on the man you are looking for. His name is Thomas Cochrane, the commander of the Royal Navy." I was shocked to hear the role this man played in the war, and the the fact he was the final link to finding the final conspirator behind my family's deaths.
I spent the next few hours studying and researching various links to Cochrane, it appears that soon he would be staging an attack on New Orleans, therefore I would have to travel there to find him. I also studied his strategies in war, I used these to pinpoint a pathway through his fleet to reach him. I knew this would be no easy task reaching him, but absolutely vital to my mission.
I left for the train station once more, this time accompanied by Nicholas, who could prove vital in gaining access to the royal fleet. Once we bordered the train, I was directed to my room, in which I passed out from exhaustion, I had not realized how much time I had spent awake over the last few days. When I woke, I was informed that we were two days travel away from New Orlean, there would be a stop at Birmingham, Alabama. I would take this time to practice and learn some new things from local thieves and mercenaries in the city. As I was eating breakfast in the train, a loud bang erupted from outside the window, the train was being robbed. I rushed for my room to grab my equipment, not knowing what lied ahead.