What good is a cool sword if you’re too dead to enjoy it? You drop Killfinger and quickly run from the hippogriff. The creature doesn’t give chase.
Truthfully, you never imagined fighting a battle with Killfinger. You pictured it more as a statement piece for your living room. But now that you think about it, the 9 foot sword would have clashed with your wobbly wooden stool – your one piece of furniture – so maybe the hippogriff did you a favor.
As long as you’re running back to town, you might as well check-in with the bladesmith and rob your money back.