Lady Doryssa Massey, cruelly murdered by the pirate Sullehman Saan, is laid to rest.
While Ser Almer Connington and the injured squire, Ammon Massey, stand their vigil over the bodies of Doryssa Massey and Mellony Fossoway, the Warden of Crackclaw Point, his wife and several of his officers come to pay their respects.
Sers Dagur Saltcliffe and Alyard Corbray, along with Dagur’s squire Ammon Massey, sneak aboard the Black Wind to rescue Dagur’s wife the lady Reyna Saltcliffe, and the ladies Mellony Fossoway and Katla Greyjoy – and then… run into complications.
Ser Almer Connington, Ser Jaesin Lannister, and several volunteers lead a surprise attack on a turncloak knight's keep. The Warden of Crackclaw Point's forces find themselves in a bloody battle, culminating in an unusual duel of honor between two old enemies.
In which the White Knight of the Kingsguard pays a visit to the Dark Griffin of Cape Wrath, on the Queen's business, and a hasty but audacious plan ensues.
The leaders of the Crackclaw Point expedition ( minus the Warden ) and the Warden's squire prepare to make landfall -- by having one last sparring session on deck.