After capturing Lief, Barda, and Jinks, the leader of a pack of Granous challenged Lief to a game of twenty riddles to decide if they will live or die. The first riddle involved a wooden 5 by 10 board covered in letters. The Granous told Lief to find the answer to, "What are the only good things on you?" by joining the letters. Lief was able to solve the riddle by spelling out "ten fingers and ten toes."