On the following day several of the guests find themselves at the Council's hall in Amoros. Ignatia, Sarissa and Maladir - now going by his true name Irmani - are waiting impatiently as Charon, Thriatos and Horacio are called into the council chamber.
Charon is the one who retells the recent events, occasionally interrupted by one of the consuls who ask questions to either of the three. As they finish their story Charon and Thriatos are asked to leave, but Horacio to stay as the others are called in. They are all asked questions concerning the seneschals' work in Pantoria and how they percieve what has transpired. The consuls then send them away to debate among themselves.
After a nervous wait both groups are called in at once. Consul Savvas says there are a few small, but important, issues which need to be thoroughly explained. The consul never gets the chance to ask her questions as the emperor unexpectedly walks into the room and declares the council dissolved until the current conflict has been resolved.