The ceremony for the Duchess Morgana of Tintangel to reaffirm her loyalty to her King Mordred of Camelot was attended by a large number of the Lords and Ladies of Haven. The ceremony was short yet tasteful and there was feasting and dancing held afterwards. The Ladies Ilayne and Evangeline spent the evening dancing away impressing the Knights of Camelot with their grace and beauty. Mordecai conversed with the King and Scarlett, while was disgruntled with the required attire, decided to conduct a drinking competition which she won handily. Dominic opted to forego the ceremony and investigate a secret door which led to the home of Vinta Bayle, the last known companion of his father Prince Caine.
Once back in Haven, the group decided to travel to the Golden Circle Kingdom of Kashfa so that Dominic could traverse the broken Pattern and gain some portion of its shadow walking powers. From there the plan was to acquire a ship and set sail for the waters above Rebma. Ilayne was then to descend into Rebma alone, and walk the Pattern there somehow avoiding drowning or being overcome by the pressure in the depths of the ocean on the way down.
The first part of the plan started out well, as the group successfully made it to Kashfa after acquiring vast amounts of gold and riches. Once there the group pretended to be merchants who had been travelling the Golden Circle, led by the stunning yet flamboyantly dressed Dominic. The cousins threw a lavish party sure to catch the eye of the nobility and thereby receive an invitation to a party at the castle. The party was a wild success and the newly arrived merchants were invited to the castle by none other than Prince Luke himself.
The following day, after a successful boar hunt, they traveled to the castle for the party after which they hoped to get Dominic down to the Pattern room. This party, while fun, was less of a success as Prince Luke became very suspicious and inquisitive of the group, especially after a strange conversation while dancing with Scarlett. Mordecai caught the eye of the Queen of Kashfa a beautiful woman named Jasra and left the party with her. After several hours of vigorous lovemaking it was clear to the Queen that these were no ordinary merchants.
Meanwhile, having seen no sign of Mordecai for the last several hours, the rest of the party decided to continue with the plan and get Dominic to the Pattern room. Unfortunately the plan was delayed while Dominic was interrogated by the Prince who was hoping to poke a hole in the merchant disguise. However, he let Dominic return to his room and from there the group proceeded cautiously down to the lower levels of the castle.
Things were proceeding well, until the group reached a guard station. The guards were quickly dispatched but unfortunately due to a miscommunication one was killed in the process. Abandoning all attempts at subtlety the group dashed to the Pattern room only to find that the doorway had been bricked over. Morgana efficiently removed the problem of the bricks and then quickly re-bricked the doorway to give Dominic a bit more time to walk the Pattern.
The group watched as Dominic traversed the broken Pattern amidst showers of sparks, walking carefully in between the lines. Suddenly the door exploded chunks of brick flying in all directions. In the doorway stood Prince Luke of Kashfa also known as Rinaldo son of Brand. Thankfully, due to the quick-thinking of Evangeline, a fight was avoided and an arrangement was made that the King of Begma would have found unfavorable in the extreme. However, in exchange for this service, Rinaldo offered the support of the army of Kashfa for when the cousins decided to recapture Amber. Mordecai and the Queen joined them and the group from Haven along with their new allies watched Dominic finish walking the broken Pattern and then disappear.