"Hmmm," says Gillian, turning to the newest arrival. "Seems that everyone is heading to the tower today, stranger. Though I didn't know at first, when you walked towards us. You should have turned left, when you came to the junction there." He points. "Not this way. Well, it's the right-hand path from this direction, but you see what I mean." Gillian pauses hopefully. "Well anyway, that's where we're going. Eventually."

"Say, friend." Tring looks the stranger over carefully before continuing. "We're taking a wagon there, as you can see. What's your business at the tower?"