Farin and his congenial demon stinker are concentrating on his attempt to become a good squire.
A chance at fame comes with the Great Knight Tournament, but the gravedigger’s son learns the sad news of his father’s death and must travel back to his village to bury him.
Meanwhile, the bounty on the escaped orphan Aross’ head is growing by the week, and she is being hunted down by the town watch of Hubstone. At the harbor, she strikes up a friendship with the artist Ki.
When the city’s rival underworld gangs meet to settle their differences in the great cathedral, Aross intervenes, to dramatic effect….