The sun was just on the horizon now, and the moon's presence had faded. The full moon was over. Inetkaes' transformation had come to its end - and her experience had allowed her to at least know to be close to one of the shores when that happened. Being a shark had its negatives, but at least Nydema was on the coast - it made her time in this particular city much, much easier. It also meant that she didn't have to halt her search long enough to travel to the coast for safety during the full moon - which meant more of her time could be spent actually searching.
The down side, of course, was the fact that there seemed to be Lucain all over the city. It was fainter in some places than others, and she'd met several who smelled like Lucain very faintly. Clearly her nephews had had children over the years - this was in no way shocking, of course. It was, however, making things more complicated when it came to finding them.
Inetkaes had already retrieved her dress by then, and was resting just beyond where the waves met the sand. Water magic had been used to wash the feel of salt from her skin - it was unpleasant once it began to dry. The scent of Lucain was strong on the wind here, stronger than it was in many other places along the water's edge. The only other place that had had a similar strength had been what amounted to a sheer cliff with no way for her to get up the side without quite the display of magic.
So of course, here she was. Ah, but it was barely dawn, and even if she wanted to approach whatever house it was further on, it was probably better to wait a little longer. In a bit, she'd probably go to find breakfast and then circle back. Yes, that was a good idea.
Unless, of course fate had other plans. Because she thought there was someone else coming. Inetkaes visibly remained calm about it - after all most wouldn't be able to sense the approach even if there was someone coming.