Their eyes slowly opening, the members of Team Trust awaken to find themselves completely chain-bound against a wall. Tied up next to them is their strange new ally Smeg. On one end of the room, a gallows can be seen with two hooded figures standing with hands tied and nooses around their necks. One is clearly wearing the clothing of Lady Loraaga, but the other…it isn’t quite clear.
As they get their bearings, they hear a voice boom out, “Ah! Tho good of you to wake up! It’th about time you anthwered for your crimeth, Mithter Featherfoot.”
Slink looks up and sees his old lover-turned-nemesis, Jasper Shadow Foot, sitting atop the Red Knives throne, with dozens of Red Knives members in bleachers above them on all sides. A sort of strange courtroom seems to have been arranged in honor of this new guest. Jasper announces that Slink will now stand trial for his apparent betrayal of the thieves’ guild, after he murdered his predecessor Wren to seize power.
One by one, Slink’s new friends take the stand, attempting to defend the character of the not-always-dependable gnome. The Defense, led (shockingly) by Slink’s most surly ally Rayne, provides a compelling case that, although Slink did poison Wren, the poison was never meant to kill him. Slink then ran from the guild in shame, since he loved the old man so much.
Jasper himself then takes the stand, proclaiming that while they do belong to a guild of cutthroats and murderers, the Red Knives cannot operate with self-sabotage and betrayal. They must have honor among thieves. Therefore, he proclaims, Slink must be punished. In addition to his own execution, he must also watch someone he cares for die. Pointing to the gallows, Jasper commands the hoods be removed from the victims. The first, as suspected, was lady Loraaga, and the second: Myst, Slink’s former flame, who he thought long dead.
Unable to act, Slink watches Rayne, the only member allowed freedom of movement during the trial, take point. She fires two arrows, one aimed at each noose rope, in order to free both women. As she does, Jasper pulls the gallows lever, and both women fall…
Only the first arrow connects, the one holding up Loraaga. As she falls freely to the fall, Slink watches his one true love dangle helplessly, struggling for air, then falling still. Enraged, Slink attacks Jasper, who promptly disappears as a small army of foes come to take out the members of Team Trust.
Surrounded now by three brutes (names the Jabroni Brothers), a Mindflayer, and Druid shape-shifter, Team Trust breaks free of their bonds and takes up their weapons to defeat the foes. The battle rages on, with the opponents seemingly gaining the upper hand.
Suddenly, Slink notices that Myst’s body has vanished, and a puff of smoke erupts from a corner of the room as she bursts forth to help our heroes fight their way through the enemies. Victorious, Slink reunites at last with Myst, in a bittersweet moment where he learns that after he had overdosed her on Black Lotus Extract all those years ago, her addiction had taken new form as she was forced to turn to Jasper and (by proxy, Dracarys) for more drugs. Aside from figuratively selling her soul to the devil, the drugs also ate away her jaw, rendering her a hideous facsimile of her former self, unable to speak.
As Slink promises that he will love her despite her addiction and its awful effects, Myst’s eyes bulge out as a dagger is plunged through her back and comes out the other end. Cackling maniacally, Jasper watches her body crumble yet again, struggling for life. Claiming that he took a page out of Slink’s back-stabbing ways, Jasper rubs further salt in the wound (well, poison) when he says that the dagger was laced with a highly toxic new poison, to which only he has the cure. A teary-eyed Slink demands to know what he can do to save his love as she lays dying in his arms, at which point Jasper hops back up onto his throne and pulls a lever, changing the landscape of the room, and proclaiming:
“You want to thave her, Thlink? Well, let’th thee if you’re the rogue you claim to be!”