him away from Valsander and Trey as they catch up. Whilst they are away, Fanasks Nero if he's seen Fan's uncle, because he has vanished. His uncle is captainof the guard in the castle, and Fan is there because his parents, like Nero, werekilled by Ekaps when Oast was destroyed. Nero waits for the Chancellor Woodgruffin to finish eating, but interrupts him and finds out that he, surprisingly,is a real Woodgruffin. Nero runs back to the throne room where Valsander, Treyand Nero fight it back. It fakes its death, then gets Trey into a hostage situation.Fan sneaks into the room and kills the Woodgruffin. Nero realizes he couldn'tsleep because when he awakened in Chapter One he saw his Dad die, thus sleepscared him in fear of killing his loved ones, thus he mourns his parents loss andcan sleep once more. Trey lets Valsander, Nero, and Fan have a boat from their navy, and they begin the search for Ekaps.Chapter Four Your compass is brokenThe three men sail out of Ristock and into Fanbul where they dock at the town of Sangmus because they see Valsander's old boat. The eerie town has the boat there,meaning they have Ekaps and Thom found already. They desguise themselves andhead into the inn where Ekaps has been staying. They say they're assassins andEkaps tells them to kill Valsander and Nero when they arrive, Valsander lies andsays that Nero and co. will arrive in the morning. Fan points out that they'll befound out when the ship doesn't turn up, so they have to find out how to kill Ekapsand rescue Thom before the morning, thus the trio split up. Nero meets Redgie, athug from the inn who tries to kill him. Nero scares him off, and Redgie tells himabout Thom being held in the ship. After that he meets Tashk who tells him of asecret entrance to the inn, so they could kill Ekaps. They found Valsander, Fanand Redgie, and all broke into the inn. With several rooms to search, they split upagain, and climbed through the walls as there were holes to help them find their ways around. Nero's led him to a big room where Valsander had began combatwith Ekaps. Thom was in a cage in the back of the room, Nero then enters theroom and runs for the cage. He tries to open it but Ekaps swings his sword at him.Valsander jumps in the way and is killed. Ekaps turns the cage into a smallmetallic cube and takes it with him, then leaves. Valsander is re-animated into acursed being, then Nero fights and kills him. Valsander's dying words tell Nero togo to Allebasi island and give the blacksmith a ring there. Nero takes his swordand ring, then Valsander turns to stone. The town is destroyed in his honor, thenRedgie and Tashk apologize for lying to Nero and working for Ekaps. They work for Nero and Fan, then they set off to Allebasi island.