You win some, you lose some - perhaps Geron's ideas can change our fortune.
When you left Gwinnling to his birds, Geron mused about what he could do next - click the signpost to read the musings.
After exiting into the street, go up to the market and then left.
Note - You can double-click on 'exits' to immediately skip to the next area.
You should speak to the man standing by a table; this is the Chamberlain that will tell you the final riddle.
Click the quickhint to re-read it. ?
"The sows of the North Gate are peculiar beasts. On acorns they feast yet show disdain for the leaves."
'Sows' are another name for pigs - the riddle must have something to do with the pigs we saw earlier.
Near Geron's house - retrace your steps to find them crowding around the trough.
Remember - the riddle said they loved to eat acorns, but not leaves - if there's a leaf to be found, it's likely in their trough.
What are you, crazy? Pigs are vicious eaters - you can't just stick your hand in there.
We need to distract these pigs somehow.