The heroes reach Charrad Folderman and seek his assistance regarding their mysterious illness. He agrees to help but informs them it will take time. Meanwhile the adventurers offer to help him out by removing a small white dragon that recently moved into the gnome’s stables. The heroes fight the dragon but offer to spare the creature’s life in trade for a future favor. The dragon agrees and departs.
The following day, the gnome asks a favor of the heroes. Russell, the gnome’s lackey hasn’t returned from a trip to neighboring town to collect taxes. The gnome is concerned and wants the adventurers to go and investigate.