With men and supplies from Voluntus, the group returns to the Inverted Tower once more. After settling into the nearby ruined monastery, a large group sets out to clear the first level of the Tower. Things go well at first as the group vanquishes a large bear that had wandered into the first level and then defeated a revenant guarding the ancient entry hall. They later discover the remains of two children's skeletons in a store room beyond the hall, who had apparently taken refuge when the covenant fell, but were unable to make their escape. The last door of the level leads into the mage quarters of Amelia, the former seneschal of the Tower.
Things prove far more dangerous when a lightning bolt erupts from the door and inflicts a crippling wound upon one of the Gallowglass mercenaries. Inside they find Amelia's quarters in the same state of decay as the rest of the covenant. In her lab they are attacked by three skeletons whose bones had been wrapped in iron bands making them very difficult to destroy, although the party does eventually succeed in doing so.
They return to the monastery victorious, and Brother Kel prosides over a ceremony burying the two children in the monasteries graveyard and freeing the spirit of the revenant they fought earlier. Their jubilence is short lived however, when the Gallowglass who was severly wounded earlier finally succumbs to his injuries two days later, becoming the first fatality in the efforts to reclaim the Inverted Tower.