The dragon rears up and attack. Sir Tirn of Selvos uses his choke spelll to stop its deadly breath and everyone rushes in to attack. It’s a long hard fight but Tamarie manages to get the killing blow by shooting it in the eye. After the dragon falls the dragon looks behind and see The King’s Fool fighting a guard and a rope stretched across the back wall. Tirn runs over and sees, on the ground, a man helping another off the rope. Tamarie shoots a few arrows at them. Tirn goes down the rope after them and Sir Kjarri of Setara follows. They attack the two men while Tamarie keeps their reinforcements at bay. Tirn kills one and Kjarri kills the other; they drag the corpses back to the door of the temple.
The party heals, and Maketa Seenaë Dyren and Florentina (Nina) go down to see to the prisoner and the other creature in the cells. below. They clean out one cell for the prisoner, who carefully transfers himself to it. They speak a bit with the other creature and try to make it more comfortable. At one point, he warns the women of an attack on the front door of the keep, and Seenaë runs to the door to warn the footmen stationed there.
The party oversees security and cleanup for the prisoners, and loot the area. They find litanies and letters from the prophet to inform them of the Agrikans’ war plans. They discover that the red dragon was not summoned, but was brought to the temple as an egg to be its defenders. After a day, Tirn’s crown and says the Laranian army will arrive in a day or two.