Two weeks ago, the pub's house champion was maliciously stabbed in the middle of a fight, in front of a crowd of onlookers. The bold assailants attempted to kill both Selene and Arram, a foolhardy attempt to display power, no matter how close to success they might have come. They claimed to affiliated with the Bitter Blades, a name thus far unheard of. One of the attackers was quickly dispatched, the other hasn't been seen again since.
The Blackhawks were pulled out of town on business not long after, unable to pursue any sort of retaliation--if they even know yet who it is that seems to be targeting them. Needless to say, the nerves at tonight's fights are likely to be a bit more tightly wound than usual.