Needing an expert in healing to install the arcane runestones, the party turns to Schenna Zume. The high priestess demands everything the group recovered at the South Pole to evaluate before she will commit. The group hands over the research and a few days later Schenna performs the necessary operations (though all research on infecting the gods was destroyed). A short time later Ember begins hearing odd mental sounds before coming across a murdered woman wearing a ring similar to that worn by his sister. The group tries to hunt these killers, but their efforts fall short. But when when the Sending to Ember’s sister receives no response the group turns their attention inward and discovers that the women of Marcus’ family have been killed.