Daqueran, having just slain a dragon, is followed by a woman who announces she knows Daquerans plans and would like to follow along. After Daqueran dismisses her he finds himself ordered on a separate mission. This is an unwelcome extension of his original mission orders.
Cool. Though I wish you said that it wouldn't dull because of magic instead of that it's crystal. Crystal has the sharpest edge because it breaks along cleavage planes, but that is also why it isn't a good weapon. You could have made it feasible with magic.