As Lazulo Pugrunty continues in exile, seeking ever to find a place, against all hope, that he might call home, he bands together again with strange friends from many lands. He has sought east, then south, of the land of his forebears, the jungles of the Jade Tangle. Now, his road takes him west, but dangerously close to the borders of the goblin empire that despises him for turning away from their society. His quest for close friends and an accepting culture still finds dead ends everywhere he turns. Can none see past his exterior oddity and strange power to the soul inside? Can none accept him as he is?