Tiarnan had been searching all over the castle but it was too large to locate where the Queen's treasure vault was. He saw a guard walking by and got an idea. Moving behind the guard, he took out his short sword and slit the guard's throat. Dragging and hiding the body in a side room, Tiarnan returned to visibility and donned the fallen guard's armour. He hoped no one would discover the mess too soon. Closing the door, Tiarnan now needed only to find another guard and ask where the Queen kept her treasure so he could 'protect it'.