PONTAGAR: I’m sorry, Father. So very very sorry.
NAURIK(offscreen) : God’s flaming blood!
NAURIK appears behind him in the doorway. He is aghast at the scene
NAURIK: What – What is this? What have you done? What have you done?!
PONTAGAR: I have killed a liar, an oathbreaker and a traitor.
Naurik examines Arrogond’s corpse
NAURIK: He’s dead – his spirit is no longer here. Good Gods, do you know what –
PONTAGAR: Gather the full council and witnesses. I need to undergo the Gaeth Fertuan. I will take the potion in front of everyone and testify so they all know what really happened here just now.
NAURIK: Ah … of course, but –
PONTAGAR: (Takes the ring from Arrogond’s hand) And I need to use this. I need to alert Ipola and the others about –
NAURIK: Your Highness, I agree, all must know the story of what happened today. But before we go involving the Moon queen and the rest of the Erogenian council members, best you get it straight in your own mind how this … this terrible accident happened …
Nauric’s eyes glow as he begins to weave a subtle spell
PONTAGAR: “Accident?” No, it was no accident, high priest, Arrogond was a traitor, he was –
NAURIK: That is not possible, my son, wouldn’t you agree? No, no, I’m sure your father was loyal and truthful until the end.
PONTAGAR: I … uh … suddenly I feel so tired.
NAURIK: That’s understandable, Highness. You’ve just had a great shock.