Kruppe was followed to the Phoenix Inn by Sorry. He stopped at the Inn's doorway seemingly to ask Chert to prevent her from entering behind him. Chert then made the mistake of attempting to sexually assault Sorry, who killed him by stabbing him in the eye, thinking she was unseen. Meese and Irilta surmised what had happened but neither let on. Crokus saw Sorry's blood-stained dagger shortly after it was announced that Chert had been murdered and so realized her hand in the deed.