Visions: Inhale this, but do not touch.
Muradin Troll: I smell nothing.
Visions: (taking the packet back) What you do not smell is called iocane powder. It is odorless, tasteless, dissolves instantly in liquid, and is among the more deadlier poisons known to man.
Muradin Troll: Hmm.
Visions: All right: where is the poison? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right and who is dead.
Muradin Troll: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you. Are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet, or his enemy's?
Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I'm not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool; you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
Visions: (And now there's a trace of nervousness beginning) You've made your decision then?
Muradin Troll: Not remotely. Because iocane comes from Australia, as everyone knows. And Australia is entirely peopled with criminals. And criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me. So I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.
Visions: Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Muradin Troll: Wait till I get going! Where was I?
Muradin Troll: Yes -- Australia, and you must have suspected I would have known the powder's origin, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
Visions: You're just stalling now.
Muradin Troll: You'd like to think that, wouldn't you? You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong. So, you could have put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you. So I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But, you've also bested my Spaniard which means you must have studied. And in studying, you must have learned that man is mortal so you would have put the poison as far from yourself as possible, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
Visions: You're trying to trick me into giving away something -- it won't work --
Muradin Troll: It has worked -- you've given everything away -- I know where the poison is.
Visions: Then make your choice.
Muradin Troll: I will. And I choose -- what in the world can that be?
Visions: What? Where? I don't see anything.
Muradin Troll: Oh, well, I-I could have sworn I saw something. No matter.
Visions: What's so funny?
Muradin Troll: I'll tell you in a minute. First, let's drink -- me from my glass, and you from yours.
And he picks up his goblet. Visions picks up the one in front of him. As they both start to drink, The troll hesitates a moment.
Visions: You guessed wrong.
Muradin Troll: You only think I guessed wrong -- that's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned. You fool. You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." But only slightly less well known is this:
"Never go in against a Muradin Troll when death is on the line."
A HA HA HA HA. A HA HA HA HA. A HA HA HA.
Visions flexes and moves on...