The gigantic caravan of Lord Justinius Biverius is quickly falling apart. Impressive in size, it was slow and ponderous. Now, it is nothing but a wounded beast. The verbolg army is quickly overwhelming them all. Clari has just rescued Asogog from being a circus slave. Asogog turns out to be a very capable warrior, and now he helps her navigate the chaos as they try to save what is left of their portion of the caravan. Will they come back in time to save their friends, the orphans and the nursemaids?