Sion takes Froaude as his new assistant to Nelpha, where another assassination might occur at the next royal banquet. Ryner and Ferris are asked to be on a lookout outside the manor. Froaude mistakes the two as potential threats, clashing with them using his sorcery against their magic, leaving Ferris wounded. The ring that Froaude wears was given to him through inheritance, allowing him the ability to perform shadow magic. Froaude leaves after saying he will let Toale live for the time being. Ryner and Ferris leave Toale’s house the next morning to continue their search for the hero relics.