Seconds after leaving Myrth’s company returning to their ship our heroes have a longing desire to see Myrth to ask more questions and so return to the temple of the Architect. They wish to learn more about the agreement between the gods and discover that the agreement is a contract with two parties—all of the evil deities on one side and The Architect on the other. They are unable to discover if Ambrosia exists somewhere on Lochlinlea.
Hoping to enhance their abilities they decide to help their formerly kidnapped princess to reclaim her kingdom from the evil chancellor. Upon reaching Tyner they teleport, while invisible, into the very room where they were sentenced to life in prison. There they uncover a plot by the chancellor to place the princess on trial for treason and sentence her to death.
The quickly exit the room and make their way to the princess’s chamber. They quickly entrance or ensnare the servants outside of the door and without waiting for Sky to finish his search for traps Thunderbolt throws open the bar from the door and is needled by a poisoned dart in a sensative location. His fortitude, however, allows him to avoid the effect of the poison.
The enter the room and find an unconscious, pale man bound to the chair next to the bed. The are able to revive the fellow and they take him with them to the temple of Bahamut to discern his alignment. He appears to be neutral.
They attempt to discover how he came to be in the princess’s room. He confides that he is not exactly sure how he arrived in the room. When they ask his name he clearly lies and tries out Jack and Rule of Three before settling on Granan.
Thunderbolt scried on the princess and sees her in a crystal in suspended animation floating in the clouds. Having seen a very magical bed in the room on their previous visit they return to continue their investigation. Sky, followed by Arnold and Uriah rest in the bed and quickly disappear leaving “Granan” and Thunderbolt to argue about how to handle the situation.
Granan discovers that only the blanket on the bed is magical and attempts to pack it away in his bag. Thunderbolt, not trusting him, attacks him, but they quickly come to terms with the situation and Granan is allowed to stow the blanket.
They take the blanket to a magic shop and, after convincing the wizard there that they are not terrorists, he identifies the magic on the blanket and is able to release the prisoners including the princess.
At the request of the princess they aquire some provisions (including a ahmmer of shattering for Uriah) and return to the castle where they draw out the evil Chancellor who reveals his true form (a rather large pill bug monster).
After a difficult conflict they dispatch the creature and his guards and are covered in ash when the beast explodes. Thinking to quickly remove the ash from the princess the fledgling cleric quickly casts create water over the princesses head dousing her in many gallons of water. They discover a key where the creature died and are able to release the imprisoned “real” chancellor who dashes off to perform his duties.
As princess Nadia returns to the castle our heroes return to their airship to consider their next opponent in their quest for power.