The party had reached the end of the Gauntlet: a huge arena in which a fearsome foe waited to battle them. It was the Gray Render. Instead of fighting it, Dropkick put the thing to sleep. Edgar didn’t appreciate this, and used the power of three mages to channel magical power. He floated down into the arena to destroy the party himself. Just then, the three unaccounted-for spies showed up to neutralise the mages. Edgar’s power was gone. He angrily drew his gun and began advancing towards the party, but was stopped when Atlas threw his spear, pinning him to the ground. Barbus roared to awaken the Render, and Dropkick levitated Dwayne towards it, who was torn asunder. Chaos ensued as the crowd panicked and the Render knocked the spies into the arena. Dropkick levitated Ebert into the crowd, distracting the Render and leading him away on a rampage through the tower. Tobald slit the throat of Edgar and the party began looking for a way out. Barbus was suspicious and approached Edgar. Edgar was alive, holding the blood in with one hand, pointing a gun with the other. He conversed with Barbus and intended to stay alive. Barbus decided to risk it all and finish Edgar with a head stomp. When he raised his foot, Edgar fired. The gun misfired and blew a hole in his chest, which killed him. The party then ran through the portcullis and into the den of the Render.