After a night in the Graveyard the heros return to the caravan to discover that a thief has stolen the box of fireworks (and treasure) they found in the Brinestump marsh caves. They head back to the castle to find the gate closed and guarded. Kikono fires a firework at Traftar and leaves to allow his ogre-kin minions to guard the gate. Sandru Vhiski and Hirohito manage to trick the ogre-kin into open the gate for the party.
The group surprise Kikonu in his chambers. A running battle involving fireworks and trickery ensues. Kikonu use a Dire Cobry as a decoy and the fireworks as ranged weapons with hit and run tactics. Sandru seeks Ziaobie and asks her to summon Kikonu. By destroying the play-manuscripts Sandru manages to enrage Kikonu so much that he seeks to kill Sandru above preserving his own life.
Kikonu is finally slain by the fists of Senja.