As the group plans its next move their gem dragon patrons initiate contact and speak to them of The Betrayer and The Deceiver, two former Asteria who are both dangerous and untrustworthy. In addition, First, in control of the Haunted Blade, follows up with Garnet on a way to remove Aza from the sword. In the time since they had last spoken, Deliana had learned that entropy can destroy the sword, and that affect could be amplified by the followers of Lyeina in the Inda Dhwai. Neither piece of information changes the fact that Anastas must die, and to do that the Deluvian Hourglass must be at concordance. To that end they summoned a warwing, an ancient immortal weapon created by the Keepers as a dragon killer, and destroyed it.