The party heads into the Tower of Vecna. There they discover Paldemar, who is developing a device to drain the arcane energy from every being in the Thunderspire Labyrinth so that he can travel to the Pyramid of Shadows and claim its power for himself.
Upon defeating Paldemar, Gin and Aegis are requested by Orontor. He thanks them for all that they have done, but tells them he will have to banish the party from the Seven Pillared Hall due to Whip’s show. He also sentences Whip to a public whipping, 18 lashes for the 18 injured. Finally, he fires Brugg for being unable to keep the peace in town.
As the party leaves the Seven Pillared Hall, Surina finds them, giving them a message from Nirva, including a recent copy of the Fallcrest Gazette. The party heads to Fallcrest to see the duel between Armos and Faren. Armos wins, tells the people of Fallcrest that he must go defend their safety, and leaves control of the city in Dreadbeard’s hands.