Anshelm and Tiberius do experience some difficulty returning to Dachau using the road. At each of the three tolls they encounter, when Anshelm attempts to demonstrate the merchant’s guild insignia, the guards question him at length. These guards are familiar with Ells, but they do not know Anshelm at all. Nevertheless, after some hard questioning, and partly because Tiberius has a writ of passage, the pair are allowed to return to Dachau by the time the town bells ring six o’clock.
As they are let into the town gates, well before curfew will close them for the night, they overhear two guards:
First Guard: Another one?
Second Guard: Yes, early this morning.
First Guard: And hacked to death, just like before?
Second Guard: Just like before.
First Guard: Who was it this time?
Second Guard: Johann Mizer. The bastard.
First Guard: Serves him right.