The Collectors followed the Rod to the city of Calypso, a neutral spot for pirates and travelers of all kinds. After giving a beggar money to buy beer, the group was surprised when the rod led them right back to the hobo a few blocks away. The rod was a leg of the man’s precious stool. And while Lynx and Boris argued about whether or not to just take the stool, Jasp went to a nearby bar and overpaid to buy one of their chairs. The hobo got a new chair (complete with armrests and a back), and the Collectors got the next piece of the Rod.