Having left behind the ruins of Agora Canis, the party goes back to Auralius in search of asylum and answers. Sutures is woken up by a strange figure standing over him and is rendered unconscious trying to defend himself. Both Sutures and Rovok find strange mechanical bugs implanted under their skin and, when they go looking for an explanation, the party is barricaded into the tavern fall into a deep sleep in a strange, lavender mist. When they wake up, our heroes find themselves trapped in the remains of the Ghast Queen’s tomb along with 26 other criminals who have all been imprisoned by the TAA. The criminals and our valiant heroes are promised freedom if they find the five gems of the Lich’s Hand, but as the soon discover, they are not alone in the tomb.