This week we had 10 players, which made the table of regulars and a spillover. The new school year seems to have changed everyone's schedules so that the kids that were making their own table can't easily make it.
The table of regulars has been trying to play all sides against the middle with varying degrees of success. Surprisingly, what did them in was the sumptuary laws. When the DM had one of the City Watch confiscate the silk kerchief of the wizard and then put it on, she initiated a fight that saw the player characters (except for one, the wily rogue) incarcerated in the Seatower of Balduran. So, next week the DM gets to run one of the Jailbreak scenarios. Awesome.
My table has been running it cautiously. They have actually been careful to conclude their various investigations with minimal bloodshed (for example, ransoming the hand-stealers back to their families but delivering the hands to Ravengard). This week, they decided to check out the Harbormaster's office. They ended up setting off the manifest, which led to a merry chase through the streets of the Lower City in the dead of night, dodging piles of trash. Finally, the PC with the book hurled it through an open window and fled. PCs who had gotten badges from Ravengard made friends with the Flaming Fists who reclaimed the book, and were able to learn enough to successfully consult it the next night. They followed up leads and I got a number of groans at "Horus Kope." I ended up with the rat attack optional scenario, as this is the combat-light portion of the book. They'll start next session chasing the wererat -- I've half a mind to let them overhear some shady dealings in the Undercellars as a reward if they do some good roleplaying.