The Heroes know Sigmund the Nose is the killer. They dispatch him, and find out he was working for the Royalist faction who are attempting to pass a shield raising a Fleet of the Republic. The Heroes also find out Lord Enforcer Oddmar is a Royalist. The heroes decide to help the Royalist, but the Shield fails to pass. They are unsure if the Royalists blame them for the failure and worry about reprisals.