After eating breakfast the following morning, they decide to go look for Ssearth. But they are met with an angry Lady Surana, who says that her castle has become re-infested with kobolds.
Cussing Nah under their breath, they re-storm the castle, getting burned by hot tar again, and clearing out the hall. This time, when they entered the throne-room, they were met by not one, but two Gronkels. Which proved to be nearly fatal to their party, with Davaik and Balin hanging on to life by a thread and Cyrus and Uncas were barely conscious themselves, but they persevered and were victorious. And then passed out.