Tiberius steps out of the Rathaus, the Town Hall, with several other men who had, like him, tried to get permission to leave town. He finds the square almost empty, except for a few stragglers. Some who had been injured are being loaded onto two carts, but that business is nearly finished and the carts ready to leave the square.
Tiberius finds Karl waiting for him. "My friend," says Karl. "Did you have any luck in escaping the walls of our fair town?"