It is some time before Ffion emerges from the Bakers' Guild, and when she does come out she is accompanied by Ellis. They make their way up the road, chattering excitedly to each other and oblivious of the stealthy figure following behind them. Ithel trails them along the road, up the small flight of steps over the Ivory Quarter market, and starts up the narrow winding staircase which leads to the next level of the city. He has not made it far up the staircase before he hears an unwelcome voice behind him.
"Stop," says Ffion's foreign wizard, and Ithel freezes, his anger tinged with fear.