Team 1: Simon, David, Matthew and Nicholas from Cornwall.

The first quest of Series 7 was for the Cup and lasted 53 minutes.


The new assistant, Majida, inadvertently introduces the new helmet.

  • Treguard: "That is not the Helmet of Justice…"
  • Majida: "This one is better. It fits better and it’s stronger."

Treguard does not seem to object!

Treguard: "Before I close the visor, are you sure you want to go on? Very well…"

Level 1

The series begins in a dwarf tunnel. They soon hear fast marching, which Treguard says is an army!

Into a courtyard, when an armed maiden appears. She introduces herself as Romahna, Smirkenorff's guardian.

Romahna: "The blind leading the blind, from what I've heard. Well, you'll get precious little help from me…"

The conversation does not go well. She says Lord Fear has sworn to destroy Smirkenorff as revenge for the death of his red dragon. Therefore, she will keep his whereabouts hidden.

Simon suggests to his team that she's lying, forgetting she can hear him. She storms off.

Majida is incensed, but Treguard is more philosophical.

Treguard: "In one way, she’s right. If Lord Fear is determined to kill Smirkenorff and he succeeds, there's little chance of any team beating him…"

Into a courtyard with some clues: a bar of gold, some skeleton keys, and a Grimlock potion. The scroll reads: 'All that Glitters is not always Good Company'.

Majida urges them to take the gold, but they leave it and take the other objects.

Into a large chamber. Simon is investigating some pharmaceutical items, when an apothecary intervenes.

Rothberry: "Absolutely no touching of the medicaments, if you wouldn’t mind."

Rothberry is interested in the potion, and agrees to swap it for a spyglass.

Spyglass: Lord Fear's new seneschal, Raptor, complains about the new shape-changing monster, the Brollachan. Fear tells him to get on with catching the team in quest.

The Brollachan appears in Fear’s chamber. Fear is short with it.

  • Lord Fear: "You only need to know one thing… What is your purpose in being?"
  • Brollachan: "Find Smirkenorff. Kill the dragon."
  • Lord Fear: "Exactly. You know it! So, DO IT!"

The exchange makes Majida very nervous in the antechamber.

Treguard: "The Brollachan is supposed to be extinct. Goodness knows where Lord Fear got hold of this one and goodness knows how we’re going to get rid of it. But somebody has got to warn Smirkenorff."

A castle entrance. As Simon approaches the locked door, a man scuttles up behind them. He opens the door, then introduces himself as Fidjit.

Fidjit keeps the keys in exchange for a SIGHT spell.

Castle grounds, where Romahna is talking to passers-by. Simon tells her about the Brollachan and the threat to Smirkenorff.

Romahna: "He'd best keep on the move, so he'd be no worse off helping you to Level 2."

She instructs the team to take the high door and seek Smirkenorff's nesting ledge.

The dwarf tunnel is very dark. The team use the SIGHT spell, and almost run into Raptor and his goblins!

Simon retreats and takes a different route to escape onto Smirkenorff's back.

They take flight across the 'Great Rift of Angar' to the threshold of Level 2.

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