From Hermit’s Cave back across the Rhine, the Band of the Spoon skirts Worms and head north to Mainz. The spies of alchemist Franz unfortunately see the Band of the Spoon and begin a hot pursuit. Dashing through the terrain Thalelaeus’ Men pepper Franz’s thugs with arrows before a melee ensues. The Order of the Spoon emerges triumphant and reach Mainz with Franz as captive.
Alchemist Hugh is very grateful, and Ells sends the evidence of blackmail to others throughout the region who were being ill used by Franz. The band of the spoon then takes a few months of well earned rest.