Figaro, a sorcerer, brewer, and also an ex-slave of Hemaka’s, seeks out the party at the Blue Cup the next morning. He also seeks to find his freedom somehow.
Guidrit speaks with Taharqa, who will happily put herself on the case to gain his freedom.
Neferkare arranges the marriage of Figaro and Khafra. Latifa is disgusted and leaves to buy her own freedom. The defense of the will goes off without a hitch, between Khafra’s inspired testimony and Taharqa’s swift judgment.
The night of the trial, two nights after his marriage, Figaro falls into the fire and disappears in a gout of flame. Khafra inspects the bones and discovers that they are fake.