Sylin, Faen and Varonel were all staying in Justin Time’s place. Justin Time was teaching Faen all about enchantment, and Sylin was teaching Hello all about how to speak. They heard a loud crash. Upon investigation, Sylin learnt from Adonis that King Slurp is chasing a demon he summoned in the inn. They decide to return to Justin Time’s place, where Varonel announces that he means to leave them, to return to his students in Malia.Meanwhile, Malik the Knight arrives in Theócre, having been sent there from the village of Grandalton, to help with the disappearances. Upon questioning some townsfolk, he learns about the demon summoning, and finds the party in Justin Time’s place, where Justin Time is showing the party a clockwork pseudodragon he created.
With Malik are a squire, a messenger, and a steward. The steward, in confusion accidentally hits the clockwork pseudodragon, and would have been poisoned if it weren’t for Sylin knocking the dragon aside, much to Justin’s dismay. Sylin challenges Malik to a duel, in order to prove his worth. Although starting strong, Sylin was poisoned by the clockwork pseudodragon during the fight, and was defeated by The Great Malik. Sylin is healed once again at Lathandar’s temple, and the party go to sleep.
The following day, Moroko the Half-Orc priest has also reappeared. The party go to his temple (Kord). Sylin directs a punch at the priest, but misses, hitting a small orphan behind him instead. Sylin then falls on top of the orphan, pinning him to the ground. At this, Adonis leaves the party.
At this, a cleric, , arrives from the northern village of Harraspor to help with the disappearances.She finds the paladin assaulting an orphan, and is sad to discover these were the people in charge of the investigation. Audra is filled in, and Faerin, the innkeep for The Drunken Trout, wants the party to help him, as he believes he is being stalked. The party spends some time in an abandoned theater trying on costumes (Sylin leaves his armour, and thus his paladin-ness behind) before returning to Faerin, setting up positions throughout the inn.
Harys is arrested and Justin is nowhere to be found, and Faen is given ownership of Justin Time’s old shop as a reward. Meanwhile, Dormian reveals that his hammer was stolen many years ago, by a bandit group called the Redfists; a group which was at one point hired to ambush the party.