At the place of binding, the defenders find themselves under attack. Brackus has raised an army against them. Even as Erik works feverishly to fire up the machine, the debate continues: are they even doing the right thing? Is it possible that Alnar could be wrong? When Nazmul arrives, having taken possession of Malco's body, the situation becomes even more perilous. A Nazmul/Malco combination is almost unbeatable. Except for one thing - the Seth/Kraggus merger. The enraged Seth throws himself hammer and tong into the battle with Nazmul. Using the Nova Stone, Seth defeats Nazmul. As the devastation rages from the re-binding process, the defenders are forced to answer the question that's been haunting them. Is Alnar's way the right way? Or should they trust their own instincts? Seth makes the decision. They shut down the machine.