9:15pm – Friday, July 1 on ABC2
After scanning the town for clues and coming up empty handed, Riese and Fenrir decide that the best plan of action is to sleep silently through the night, and leave in the morning. But the eerie feeling of being watched haunts Riese, and her dreams reflect Vidar’s nightmarish quality in vivid detail as she sees her family being murdered on that fateful day.
She wakes panting and sees the ghostly figure of a child skirt by her window.
Thinking she may finally have stumbled on to the trail of the missing children, Riese follows the child, but finds herself ensnared by a gang of vapid, zombie-like children.
Amara is happy to hear of her army’s progress on the battlefield, and although it causes the kingdom great pain of sacrifice, orders a still stronger push to root out the rebels.
Her debriefing is interrupted by a message from the temple: a low priestess by the name of Marlise delivers a message that Trennan’s presence is requested. While in the royal chamber, Marlise lets slip that Herrick is in the capital for a conference at The Sect temple – a fact that was meant to be kept secret from the Empress Amara.