As you continue to sail back towards the point where you entered the stream, a group of demons attack the ship intent on stealing your ship and cargo. They are not well organized, but they are somewhat effective. Several times during the attack you lose control of the ship and it begins to sink towards the stream that would carry you back towards the vortex leading to the Abyss.
A demon named Needle arrives on a Vrock with a second Vrock to harry the ship while a big beetle-like demon named Spike smashes through your top deck to see what cargo you are carrying.
You struggle to control the ship while fending off the demons. You know that if you lose control, the ship will slip back into the river of wind and be pulled into the Abyssal Vortex.
The first demon that you spotted, a Malgodemon, with huge bat wings, fangs, a tail swoops down and tries to carry off Fra’nika. It knocks Fra’nika unconscious and prepares to fly off, but you kill it, saving Fra’nika from death.
After the battle, as you recover and begin sailing back away from the vortex, Tanharath again senses the voices of madness, and also a familiar feeling of resistance to the incursion of madness. Following a telepathic trail, Tanharath leads you to a temple of his order, the Fist of Zuokon. The temple rests upon an Earth Mote. You dock, and a Deva, gold skinned, dressed in plate armour and carrying a sword approaches you.