As you seriously wound the woman she screams and vanishes in a puff of smoke. However, she drops a Blue Jewel which you pick up. You feel bitterly cheated at the loss of your prey and you resolve to be in Vampire form and think more carefully before you attack somebody next time. Lose 1 LUCK point.
You now have the choice of going towards Gnarkton, which is now far away, and Blackhammer which should be close, further up the road you are on.