As the party is resting up for the arrival to the Dwarven Empire, Louise requests an audience with Dacian. He grants it. They talk for a little while, and she starts putting out candles. Then as she starts to get more nervous, she says ‘I…I…’ and charges Dacian ‘work for Vecna now…’ knocks him out in a single strike. Shadow hearing this, charges in, hides and starts firing at her. They both escape each other. Seto rushes in after the deities are disturbed, and Bahamut told him that he needed to find his captain. When Seto arrived, Louise placed a knife in him as well, knocking him out. All the remains is Shadow. Shadow tried to fend Louise off, but they stalemated for a while. Meanwhile, in the mind of Seto, Bahamut talks of an agreement to give Seto great power to handle the situation. Seto feeling obligated to agree does so, however to balance this, Bahamut agreed that he needed to sacrifice Theodore. Seto rises, blasts Louise with lightning, and she goes down. They detain her, and while they do so, Vecna appears and summons a chain devil. The party does not have great difficulty in dispatching the creature. And Vecna feels foiled again, and vows to return to Dacian. They finally rest, and then wake up. Seto tells Theodore about the agreement that was required to be made. Seto also informs the party of this as well. Theodore is to be sacrificed when he reaches the power that Seto currently is. As the sun reached the high point, the party reached the Dwarven Empire.