Morg is still without Ethos, who disappeared while she and Sherez were setting free the planktonia. She finds a sect of asperini and is introduced to Nepulus, and in her excitement tells him that all their fears are over. He fails to share her enthusiasm and leaves her in Dregorn. When he returns he tells her the truth of what she let loose in that cave. Now, she must aid him in putting right her wrong doing.Chrythus is desperate for death. He has lived a long life, and is growing tired. His one true love taunts him and he longs to be with her. There is only one way he can, however. That is to consume the magic of Aquithus by removing it from a young bearer who only come along every hundred years. He will not be denied his release, not this time.Theema wants her revenge. She was thrust into this existence and has vowed to invoke her vengeance on the family lines of those who put her here. Their seed will be removed from the earth, forever, one way or another.