Though not entirely convinced that releasing the energy of the Orb of Dragonkind is the right move, the general consensus of the group is that they have no better alternatives. Hoping they might corrupt the energy in some fashion though they approach Tavitha. She is less than agreeable though as the gem dragons did something to limit her power before they left. But when it’s revealed that the group wants to taint the energy of the Orb of Dragonkind, she readily agrees to help. Upon arriving at the vault within the Tear of Ashin, the group finds the dragons Anastas left behind torn apart. And as they enter the facility proper they are attacked by an astral dreadnought.