Within the roof-loft of a Northern German destille stripe-tanker P. discovers an unknown medaillon, as well as manuscripts concerned with the adventurer Sardan from Languedoc and his involvement into a secret millenium-old feud beween beggars, swords and voleurs, by which many affairs raging through 17th century Paris are puzzled out, a smoldering subsoil movement until today. P. asks Discordia, his hanseatic old-boy-group, for support, both are scepticly monitored by a secret society,seated in Paris, Rick, a Rhinish banker, and Paul, a Frisian pirate. Rick cautions against the Paris-seated secret society and -- later-on -- commits suicide. Discordia disembarks the bale, both - P. and Discordia - blame each other being voleurs themselves. P. -- on his own again -- remains committed to continue his research.