Alec managed to convince the furriers (vikings) to hold their funeral at his bone house (funeral home).
Alec saw Isidro's funeral boat going towards the vents in the wall that lead into the drain and needed to get a boat to get the payment back.
By Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
Wren and Alec tried to retrieve their payment of valuable sunstones but fell into the drain with the vikings by accident.
"The furriers only visited Edgeland once every fourteen years" (Halpen 13).
Flower told Alec and Wren about what goes on in purgatory and what is actually true.
"Alec looked again at the funeral scows, bobbing in the current. But was there enough time?" (Halpen 64)
Flower told Alec and Wren about the plan for when they are going to escape.
"The water catapulted the broken scow out of the vent and over the precipice---sending Alec, Wren, the dead furriers, and a great many of sunstones into the misty, endless vapors of the Drain" (Halpen 76).
" 'Nope,' she said. 'what you were told at the harbor is rubbish. I've been here longer than Lamack---'round here about five centuries---and I've never seen anyone move on" (Halpen 121).
" 'As soon as we find Sebastian, you need to take the canoe and leave' " (Halpen 156)