Sir Grayden Valaran leads a scouting team consisting of himself, Davin Gotrind, Salarim Attan’Shala, Lord Adrian Havec of Ackerly, Xiu Lao Pan, and Samus Vellen into Asmod disguised as Kitzga, or “Asmodians” as the team refers to them. Their mission: find out what it will take to rescue the captured Adrin Tisid, and gather reconnaissance – if able – on the forces available to Wraith King Yurikamilish.
In the mean time Ismar Nashatel returns to the library of Pirrin Whisperstaff to continue research on ways to guard against negative energy and to restore someone whose flesh has been transmuted to crystal. And above in the City of Golir, Iyanil begins recruitment efforts to restore her people and her culture, and Tyra Tisid Gotrind attempts to tap her unique connection to the Lansi seeking information.
Adrian: Asmod is as despicable as we could have hoped. So long as we are the least bit subtle in who we draw attention from, it seems we might murder anyone in our way with little consequence. I’m almost brought to pity these creatures.