The pre-dawn is beginning to lighten a bit, just as Jamison locks the doors, and he understands that the four of them still have roughly an hour to get things squared away before there will be enough people around to cause a problem.
The walk from Ruby’s back to the Waterfront is uneventful, the barge remains where Mugsy and Azog left it, though the incoming tide has surrounded it with several dead fish. Jamison casts about looking for the tunnel from whence the barge made its exit but cannot identify it. In fact, in the growing light, even Mugsy and Azog have trouble making it out, for the drainage tunnel is overgrown and will covered up.
The barge floor is indeed puddled with blood, and several of the crates are smashed or clawed deeply. There are several kegs intact, as well as several crates. In all, twenty-two containers in various sizes and conditions.
Allistaire outpaces the others to the shoreline, but upon seeing the barge, he stops and visibly suppresses a shiver.