The party notices that the laboratory is empty. After they bring out Niv’s body and give him a burial, they catch the first ship back to Sharn. Once there, Rae leaves to inform Viorr of what occurred and for information on what to do next. Ashkhad meets with the Kalashtar elders to also gives them information of the Dreaming Dark’s movement. Ratchet finds Falon and tells him of Niv’s death and where to locate him so that they could transfer his body to a more suitable location. One thing the party notices though is that the uproar around House Deneith had settled down, and also the wanted posters of Faranhel that had previously been distributed around the city were gone. When Rae returns from her meeting with Viorr, she tells the rest of the party that they may have a way to get to Riedra, by boat. She tells them that Faranhel should know some group that would help. Once they went to go see him, they learned that he had a hand in helping with the Deneith incident and was rewarded quite well for it as evidence by his new clothes and the renovated building he now worked in. As they walk in, he dismisses a meeting that was going on and welcomes them. They talk about their journey into Xen’drik and ask if they could get some help on procuring a boat to Riedra. Faranhel agrees by showing them direction to where a group of smugglers could be found but also gives information on a suspicions boat with some cargo that left Xen’drik and was heading straight for Riedra. The party immediately believes it could be the missing equipment from the lab and inform Faranhel about it and how dangerous it is.
Once they get to the harbor, they locate the smugglers and pay them an exurbanite amount of money for the trip and disguises. Once they reached the high seas, they immediately began the chase for the ship. Ratchet prepares bombs so that they are able to sink the ship when the time is right. As they get closer, they are sent out on a lifeboat to attempt to get closer to the ship. They unfortunately notice their presence and attempt to escape but a storm brews and the lifeboat crashes into the ship. Once on board, a fight for control begins. At the end of the battle, they notice one of the lifeboats to be missing and instead have to navigate the ship back to their own vessel. Ashkhad uses his power to move the ship as the ship itself has a psionic device for control. They eventually make it back on board their own ship and once a safe distance away, blow up the ship with the time machine aboard and watch it sink into the sea. Eventually they find themselves on a few more minutes from landing in the Riedran city, Dar Jin.