While dropping off Hoban and Ansam with Bernard, Setsuna Zihark attempted to recover some information from the White Lotus Academy under the cover of night. Unfortunately, he was caught, and captured. The attempts to free him from the grasps of the law were futile. The party eventually left for Esfrem without him. He did however, end up striking a deal with the head of the White Lotus Academy. He was allowed to leave, but were contracted to find Ellaria and as an insurance policy placed a scrying ritual on him so that his progress could be monitored.