Eragon, Brom, and Jeod are searching the records when Eragon sees Solembum in his human form. Solembum tells him that guards are watching them. They just barely escape the guards. After they leave the castle and are back at Jeod's house, they pull out a map of Alagaësia. They eliminate all possible cities except Gil'ead and Dras-Leona as the Ra'zac's hideout. Brom and Jeod declare that something called Helgrind makes the latter more likely.