Another deleted scene! This one was cut from The Maker’s Mask very late, and I’d actually thought I’d put it back into the book in one form or another, but apparently not, so here it is.
This bit comes between the first time Tzenni tries to repair the Retort and the fight at Star’s Galley. It was replaced by the scene in the bath-house. Partly this was because I was getting rid of a subplot that wasn’t going anywhere, and partly because I felt Innes and Tzenni ought to do some actual detective work on finding Catha and Jahsvir.