Clay McHenry arrives to assist in healing Gilad's fractured mind. Undergoing an ancient ceremony, Gilad undergoes a task of rediscovering who he is. Learning that his recent adventuring has led him from his original path, Gilad must distance himself from the political realm and once again become the Fist and the Steel of the Earth. When he is finally tracked down by the Force, the infiltration of Fenris is brought to light. When the battle has ended, Gilad returns home to New York, where he finds Migdalia waiting for him.