Layle and Keiss catch up to Goldenrod at the Monastery. Their during their search they find Belle hiding out with the Crystal Idol. Seems everyone wants it. Layle, Amidatelion, Belle, Blaze, Jergan, and even the Lility army get involved. Things get chaotic quickly.
Layla informs Maya that in order to counter Doskias' dark runeblade of Gemma that she will need the twin demon swords of Marduk. Layla says that Maya must find Kyra's Mirror and that no one shall do violence in Marduk's temple.
In order to delay Doskias and evacuate the area Doskias has targeted next for his weapon the team splits up. Maya hires some bounty hunters, Moon and Corben. Meanwhile Corgan is attacked from Alisa's forces and the secret weapon is destroyed. Alisa herself attacks Maya and is defeated in battle. Maya takes her Imperial Seal.