The stolen Necroplasm makes its way to the dying Bishop Gaston Gui, while the rest of the Bishop's city perishes from the plague. Raven and Gareth both search for Covenant, but for different reasons. When they find the Hellspawn they are surprised at the new power he has acquired from Dumas. But before Covenant can continue his search for the Necroplasm, he has a debt to repay to young Alec, who had once saved his life. He finds the Viking ship ready to leave for home after ravaging Rhyll one last time, and sets a trap that kills all the Vikings. Meanwhile, Gareth tells Covenant his visions concerning the stolen Necroplasm.