Harts travel to the Moot in Baghdad but largely step away from the Jackal’s fight against Sobek, growing bored of the quicksand and cold evenings and heading home to make preparations for the Great Erdrejan Fayre. Before departing another sword of Waylund is recovered, and Morgana is found to have been raised as unliving by enemies at Milford. Two of three pillars needed to help with the Milford issue are recovered, the Lord Regent is threatened by the Olog liche making a magebolt filled visit, and the Trinity demand more action and fewer rites. The Brotherhood of the Peaceful Hand are offered a home within Londinium and concern surrounds the Newcastle area where villagers are gathering in a trance like state around the cliffs. Two Harts become paladins of their faith.