In which our heroes discover the reality of their assassin’s power.
The party attempts to rescue Hiddix from the assassin, only to discover that Hiddix is, in fact, a deadly spider-like automaton with a ray emitter in its mouth.
Soon after, the buildings of Long Beach begin to animate attack the party. As they flee, the party finds itself trapped in a strange room from which the can see Long Beach below. They are compelled to climb higher and higher in an attempt to escape.
They discover that they are in the pocket dimension under the control of Colin the Small and Uncanny, the Pinkie Finger of the Bloody Hand, a group of elite assassins.
The party also discerns that they were captured when they took the airship back from Qi. Then, moments before they escape Colin’s clutches, they remember that Nail and ARC weren’t on the airship.
Nail and ARC’s doppelgangers attack the rest of the party, who fight back and narrowly escape.
The party awakens on a small desert island with Finn. When they ask why Finn wasn’t knocked out by Colin’s gas, Finn replies, “I can hold my breath for five minutes.” The party collectively groans.