Sootspire Road is known as the resident street of the blackmailer, P. B. Alcius.

A hitman was contracted to assassinate Brydecker and take the ring to the Empty Noose Tavern as proof of the job. It appears that Brydecker may have discovered the identity of the contractor (a Mr/Mrs X) and had been using this information to his advantage. It is not certain whether he is still alive.