Breeze Nightfur stood at the edge of Salamandaston. The firelight from the sentry's fire did not reach her so her midnight fur blended with the surrounding darkness. Breeze hesitated before entering,she was the first runner back from Young Lord Ramcew's expedition and did not want to tell Lady Dewstripe that her son had been injured,and that he would not come home until he found Longfang and his fleet.Breeze ran up the stairs, almost running into the cook and his helper.Finally she skidded to a stop at the tall wood doors.She raised her paw to knock but she stoped when she heard "Come in!What are you waiting for?".Breeze opened the doors and hesitantly walked in."I don't bite"Lady Dewstripe chuckled.Breeze gulped and said,"First Runner from Young Lord Ramcew". Lady Dewstripe turned her large silver head, looking at her."Well, is he comming home? Finally realizing that this is a waste of time!"Breeze looked down,"Young Lord Ramcew informs you that he will stay and keep searching,even through his injury, and requestes another 100 hares".Lady Dewstripe roared"What injury!!!The fool!He will never find him, but leave Salamandastron defenseless!!".Breeze did not know where to look.Lady Dewstripe stoped and looked at her."I'm sorry for my outburst, go rest and when you are done tell Captain Treclare to take 75 hares and go to Ramcew, dismised!"Breeze hapily turned and left. While Lady Dewstripe gazed at the stars, looking for the right answer.