House Jandar wants a job done, and Tara wants to know why. She knows that Jandar is the richest house in Seran, in large part due to their diverse holdings of mines in the area. Their largest mine, an iron pit mine near the banks of the North Seran lake, employs over a hundred Skaa workers.
Tara begins the several hour journey on foot. She wants to arrive at the mine ready for action, so she intimidates a Skaa worker pulling a cart, convincing him to haul her all the way (Physique v Wits). She terrifies him so much, that he gives her his breakfast, which she eats on the way to the mine.
When she arrives, she sees steep cliffs spotted with abandoned mineshafts, and the coast of the nearly-dry North Seran Lake. Inbetween is a gigantic pit, with Skaa workers scurrying like insects, hauling dirt and rock out to be processed. A worker camp is nearby, and a log building -- probably the foreman's office, is positioned above to oversee the operation.
Tara fails to notice anything out of the ordinary with the workers (Wits 2), and they generally seem industrious, if a little unmotivated. She sneaks to the cabin, using her tattered cloak to blend with the workers. She thinks she can hear muffled voices inside. She doesn't want to down her mistborn vial quite yet, and she looks for a tool that might help her hear better through the walls. She's certain there must be a wooden cup in the workers camp, but as she begins to search the empy camp she is nearly discovered by a worker (Wits vs Wits). She's lucky that he shouldn't have been there either, otherwise he might have sounded the alarm. She convinces him to tell her who's in the office (Charm v Wits). "Well, I know the boss man is in there, and some fancy guy in a robe".
Disappointed with the lack of information she was able to learn from her visit, she heads back to Seran. She doesn't want to make the entire journey by foot, so she tries to sneak on to the back of a cart drawn by a mule (Physique 1). She loses her grip, however, and tumbles to the ground. Thankfully, the driver didn't notice her, and she just ends up with some extra dust on her cloak. She arrives in town 4 hours later.