On the way to the school, Galen and Nackle are taken on a bit of detour as Azais steers down side streets. Stopping at a small residence they wait for some time before a young looking moon elf wearing green robes appears in the doorway. At first he seems intrigued by the peacock, but when Galen explains that it is Azais he turns sour and reluctant and reveals that Azais is his brother. It seems that only his pity towards Nackle is what gets them into the home, which is revealed to feel more like the outdoors than an actual home. Birds fly throughout the rooms as the young Guardian leads the group down to the basement, performing a small spell stating that it will help hide the fact that Azais was most likely dealing in something illegal to cause the transformation. He is able to transform Azais back to his proper form, at which point the two brothers immediately start bickering. Azais' brother, Vaeril, is unable to help Nackle and Azais, feeling somewhat guilty, offers to take Nackle back to his tower in the morning in order to reverse the magic done to her. The group leaves Azais bickering with his brother further and they head back in the direction of the school. They are greeted by an attendant of sorts who claims that the council is most likely resting but they are willing to relay a message to them and send for the group in the morning.
When morning comes around, Thorvalla tries once again to go to the carpenters for a coffin since the shop had been closed when she tried the night before. They manage to get something affordable but durable for Corsibane's body. Worried about why the council hasn't sent for them, Galen immediately heads for the school with Nackle following behind him. When he arrives, he's told the council is busy and that they will meet with him when they are ready. By the time Thorvalla has finished her business and is heading back towards the Inn, sprites appear in front of each party member, save for Zwei who left for grocery shopping, and ask that each of them head for the school, including Corsibane's corpse. When the party arrives at the school they are left waiting awhile longer before being led down a series of hallways, noticing students of various sorts eyeing them in curiosity. They are led across water that seems to solidify briefly under their feet and stop in front of a chamber door.
When the party is finally asked to enter, they are confronted with a small but cozy room, lit by a fireplace and magical sconces, with comfortable chairs and couches, large rugs, and a number of bookshelves holding unique items and ancient tomes. Three guardians greet them, one from each school. The first to stand is a moon elf Orrian, the Head Guardian of the School of Healing. Despite his intimidating and somewhat regal appearance, his attitude is a juxtaposition to his title as he eagerly hovers over Corsibane's body with the excitement of a child. The Head Guardian of the School of Destruction, Pato, makes himself known by chastising Orrian's behavior and asking the party to enter. Human in appearance, the man wears a scowl and is the only one to remain standing throughout the meeting. The School of Illusion is headed by Attrix, who appears as a female moon elf. She greets Galen with friendly familiarity and has a knack for reigning in Pato's more serious and strict attitude. Galen hands them a letter from Lord Faelar and, upon reading it, Pato claims that will indeed need to do what they can for Corsibane in order to hear about the events that took place.
Orrian explains his experiments in trying to understand the undead and claims that he has a theory about reversing undead effects, a state he liked to call 'unundead.' He asks the party to assist in finding something to help root Corsibane's soul back to the material plane. Icarus steps forward first with silent words. As he stands in front of Corsibane's body, the room begins to chill and small particles of frost appear on his skin. As he steps back, Pato gives a chastising glare and mumbles something about how such power will be discussed at a later time. Kaithias approaches next, placing a small wooden hawk figurine near Corsibane's body. Galen gives the final contribution, taking dead snake skin from Thorvalla that had been collected during one of the first nights of hunting in Pine Realm. With the final contribution in place the party waits for quite some time as Orrian concentrates on the ritual. An hour later, Corsibane's eyes open.