And here’s where we will have to leave D’Arclaude, still tied up on that pyre.
In the next few pages, Matilda the tavern wench would untie him and introduce him to some of the important people in town so that he could come and go without getting harassed too much.
However, there are always adventurers passing through and spreading rumours who wouldn’t know about this and it’s from them that most of the trouble would come.
I’m not sure that this really made sense though but I couldn’t think of a better solution. This might be partly why I abandoned the story.