After collecting all the debts, J’Zhirr returns to the Ragged Flagon. Brynjolf is most pleased at this one’s success. Then he leads J’Zhirr to a cupboard in the storeroom. The cupboard hides the entrance to the Cistern, the headquarters of the Thieves Guild.
Brynjolf opens the cupboard’s false back and leads the way to a big circular room. J’Zhirr sees several members lounging around. Brynjolf ignores them and heads directly to a raised platform over the pool in the center of the room. A gray-haired man, dressed in the same type of clothing as Brynjolf, comes and joins us. Brynjolf introduces him as Mercer Frey, the Guild Master.