At one point early in the spring of 1220, Cory approaches Muriel, the chatelaine of the covenant.
"Begging your pardon ma'am," he says in proper Latin. "I was wondering of I could bend your ear for a moment. I'm Cory, Master Gavin's servant. And he's sent me out on a most peculiar mission, one I'm not sure how to perform. I was hoping that you, having lived in this area for a while, might give me some guidance. You see, Master Gavin needs a human skeleton for his research, and he sent me to get him one. I haven't the foggiest idea of where to look for one, and I thought you might be able to point me in the right direction."