The group reaches Daggerford and asks a local merchant the possible whereabouts of their quarry. They ascertain that a strange unfriendly gnome has a townhouse in the south part of town and discover from the local blacksmith that he has commissioned a dozen short swords and spears. They find the house, but no one seems to be within.
They wait until nightfall, and send Jaalask to knock at the door and plead for help for his tribe. Alas, the door is trapped and blasts the hapless koblod aside. They wait, and Kolibri Little Bird and Glitterstone look on as a ‘gnome’ sees what disturbs him: they attack, but to little avail and are beset by a magical rain of hail that wounds them both. A fight ensues, and the group follow the sorcerer back to the house, where they follow him up stairs.
Alas, he has crafted a subtle illusion and while the fighters are upstairs the ‘gnome’ blasts the others – Kolibri Little Bird, Glitterstone and Tialys Nylar – with a fierce bolt of electricity. They are near death, and the disguised kobold seems set to escape, but a daring leap by Kelldan from an upstairs window sees him swipe at and kill the draconic spellcaster. The day is saved yet again, and Norilo is quite satisfied: a visit to the town’s tavern is surely called for before heading for home!