On the mountainside, they meet Alphonse, the person they’ve been looking for this whole time. He is not what they believe him to be, he’s some sort of powerful, old being who raises dragons. Alphonse knows their mission and sends them on a new one. Having read their minds, he knows about their dreams and the truth behind them. Demons are planning to invade soon and the outbreak of war is only a diversion.
Alphonse sends them to see the Pope to inform him of the demonic invasion. On the wings of dragons, they make it to the Italian border in hours. When they reach Rome, they discover strange smoke in the air. Demons opened a portal and attacked, but were repelled by local forces. The party is met in air by local Angel-wing dragons and escorted into the Holy City to deliver their news.
The group is lead inside to wait for the Pope’s attendant after a brief standoff with the guards. After waiting and eating for almost an hour, Johann grows impatient and demands to be taken to see the Attendant. The others remain behind, waiting impatiently. Eventually they meet with the Attendant, who’s been seeing to the Pope after his injury in the demonic invasion. The portal that opened turned out to be the last stand of the Chiss homeworld, fleeing to Earth with some demons following them through.
After briefing the Attendant, they spend some more time waiting. Effy tries to slip her guard but ultimately fails. Barry listens to the radio with Rosenburg and Johann goes to the library. That evening they discuss the recent events with the Pope, hoping to send Chiss scientists and weapon experts to Germany. Additionally, they would like to rally the human race to face the oncoming storm known as the Fallen.
The next morning, the party is sent by the Pope via magic back to Alphonse’s home. Upon arrival, they find he is dying of old age. Johann takes down his last will and testament, willing the dragon’s to a relation in the Vatican. They next teleport to Johann’s monastery to deliver the dragons. Here they pick up additional monks to join the war effort in Germany, the Monastery is mobilizing. The party picks up 30 additional dragons, gear, and monks for the coming wars, in lieu of Alphonse and head home to Germany.