Early on a Saturday morning, Muu approaches Ilana. Outlining her problem, she tells the priestess that she requires a ritual to be performed on her, which she was originally supposed to receive upon returning to the monastery. Because she’s stuck at the school for an unknown period of time, she requests Ilana perform the ritual for her.
First up was the acquisition of witnesses! Not knowing anyone else in the school, Muu requests her older brother Zandox, despite family members not generally being approved as witnesses. Mainly because family members rarely can stand back and allow their children/siblings/whatever to be tied up. And let’s face it, they are demons in this case.
However, after acquiring Zandox as a witness, they proceed to pick up Hyacinthe Villette (who was very willing to help out) and Arduno Boliviar (who felt he owed the others for the actions during the attempted assassination) as witnesses, and the ritual begins.
Of course, nothing can go entirely smoothly, as Zandox is asked to help defuse a possibly dangerous situation shortly after the ritual begins. Apparently a group of frogmen (from the events in the swamp) are approaching the school. Zandox is necessary since he’s the only one able to speak their language (the other person is ‘tied up’ now).
Fortunately, the frogmen have not come for a fight. They wish to learn more of the mysterious, binding light that Ilana used on them. One of the frogmen are brought before Ilana, and during the conversation, Ilana is delighted to find she may have a whole village of possible converts. Promises are made to visit the village shortly after the current ritual is finished. The frogmen head back to their own village happy… at least, we assume they’re happy. It’s hard to tell with frogmen.