Eb was very busy when the Avatar tried to talk with him. He complained about customers who left behind messes and that he had to clean it up. It took the Avatar several times before coming to the point. After having heard hints from Justin in the kitchen, the Avatar asked Eb about glassware.
If the Avatar admitted to never having broken a glass, Eb asked if the Avatar admired good glasswork. Saying yes, Eb told the hero that Malik in Moonglow knew someone who had made glass swords.