Despite several years of study, Kilisha, an aspiring young apprenticewizard, has much to learn.
After gathering ingredients for a lesson, she returnshome to find her master, Ithanalin the Wise, transformed into a statue.
A taxcollector interrupted Ithanalin while working on a spell, a magic mirror tellsher, with the result that the wizard's soul has been distributed among thevarious household objects. "The dish had run away with the spoon" is literallythe case here, as all the furnishings have become animated and escaped out thedoor.
In her efforts to track down the runaway objects and restore her petrifiedmaster to his former self, a quest that will eventually take her to the Overlordof Ethshar's fortress, Kilisha first tries to involve the Wizards' Guild, butultimately must rely on the few spells she knows and her master's spell book-aswell as her own imagination, initiative and ingenuity.