The party launches a desperate assault at the holy volcanic crater of the Heart, seeking to defeat Kinrasha’s fellow Thornwalkers.
The Thornwalkers resort to blood magic, summoning horrific abominations from the bodies of their dying hostages. Despite their barbaric tactics, the druids are defeated, and the captives are freed.
With the captives freed, a being that is an embodiment of the spirits of the Isles appears, to thank the party for aiding its people. It informs them that Kinrasha and her comrades were using blood magic in an attempt to bind the island spirits, to demand answers of them regarding the Second Eye.
The spirit reveals that the Second Eye is not a place on the island, rather it is a strange, black gem, that was taken from the Isles by ancient dwarven raiders. Loderr reveals that this gem appears to match the description of the gem kept within The Hammer of Tordek. The spirit also reveals that Nazir is en route to the capital, but agrees to heal the party and warn the Rajah of the usurper’s coming attack.
The party then returns to their boat, to find a scene of slaughter. All of the sailors, save the dwarf Vana, have been slain, and Kinrasha has escaped.
The party sails back to the capital, to find it under attack. Nazir and his men were at the gates, attacking with the aid of a corrupted dragoncat. Loderr deals the killing blow to the great beast, while Wil’s holy vengeance smites and destroys Nazir.
With the battle won, the dead are mourned and buried, and a celebration breaks out. The party is granted rewards from the Rajah and his advisers, and the party then agrees to continue on to Soratos, both to sell off their gains from their adventures, and to investigate tales that Kinrasha had hired the Crimson Company for another job in the city.