The first arrivals meet the Queen vampire of Charles Town and attend the Governor’s Ball. Bran and Chu’a are late to the ball because they stopped by the harbor to burn a ship to the waterline because it carried a cargo of masonry linked to shadowy temples from pre-history.
Apparently Lord Bosworth is not human.
A warehouse filled with dark masonry is found. The guards are dealt with and the warehouse seized.
A wagon trail leads into the forest hinting that at least some of the masony has already been sent on to its destination.