While on a scouting mission, Aden encounters a group of Hylian missionaries. Their leader Priam asks him to bring
them back to the House. There, Priam announces that he and his group are willing to provide the Phoenix Fighters with
supplies and comforts. All he asks for, in exchange, is that one of the Phoenix Fighter men marries a novice who will
remain in the House. It is decided that a Risan will step up, as Risan men are allowed to have more than one wife.
After drawing straws, Kazuo ends up being married to the young novice, a beautiful woman named Iphis.
Tranns comments to Lucien that she's never seen a Hylian wedding conducted in the nude, as Kazuo and Iphis' wedding is.
Meanwhile, Aden and Adriana both show gratitude that Aden was not the one to draw the short straw. Kazuo is cold to
Iphis at first, but the next morning, when Inigo is found unconcious in the bar, Iphis comforts Kazuo and he gradually accepts
her as his wife.
Lucien pays a visit to Tranns' room, but discovers it empty. Her cape is on the bed. Tranns never leaves
the House without it. Lucien begins to grow increasinly worried. A few hours later, Gwen and Aden are found unconscious.
Gwen's plans for the fourth floor of the House have vanished, as have all of Aden's files about the advance team. While
Casey works frantically to find a cure, Lucien gets drunker and drunker.
It is Iphis who finds the intoxicated Lucien wailing in the lobby. She brings him up to his room, but then closes
the door, hands him a knife, and rips her dress. She screams bloody murder and a crowd gathers in the door. Kazuo
charges forward and tries to kill Lucien, but Adriana stops him. He carries Iphis out of the room and she surprises
him when she suddenly stabs him with an anesthesia needle. Kazuo drops unconscious and Iphis returns to Lucien's room.
She knocks out the crowd and attempts to kill Lucien, telling him that Hurst Haven says hello and that Tranns is going to
be killed, somewhere down the road. Lucien's screams summon Casey and Lex and Iphis escapes out the window.
Adriana, Jake, Cecilia, and Lucien take off down the road, where they found an abandoned shack. Inside, Tranns
is unconscious, being guarded by Priam and a strange man who identifies himself as Hurst. Hurst recognizes Lucien and
lashed out at him. He reveals that Lucien slept with his daughter Gale, an action that he considers to have ruined her.
Priam reveals that he and the other missionaries are really actors, in no way associated with the psychopathic assassin
known as Iphis, and offers to provide a cure for the potion knocking the Phoenix Fighters unconscious in exchange for
their freedom. Adriana agrees. An enraged Hurst tries to tackle Lucien himself, but crashes into some rubble,
breaking himself. Priam provides Adriana with the cure to the poison and leaves. Everyone in the House is restored,
leaving them all to wonder what has happened to Iphis. Will they see her again?