Having found a safe place in a tower fortress, the four and their companions set out to find what they need to defeat Dom Senet and He Who Walks With Evil. They divide into three groups. The first group seeks the focus stones that enhance their affinities. The second group looks for the remaining artifacts, the swords, the staffs, the flutes and the scrying bowls. The third group sets out to find those with their affinities to round the groups to four of earth, four water, four air and four fire. Their strength will be needed in the final battle.
When I reached this point in my outline, I knew I had some problems, especially with somany characters and I had to choose the ones to have a viewpoint. The search for others with Affinities to complete the four quartets meant separating the group and sending them off on separate adventures. It also was the time to introduce the real villain to join the other bag guys. This book took longer to write than the first two,