Vayne tells the truth and is surprised to find that Arthur’s faith is far more fragile than he anticipated.
Vayne tells Arthur of a possible treatment, one that will be more pleasant than Arthur can even begin to imagine.
Vayne helps Arthur with his problem, diagnoses the paladin’s “condition” and offers him the hope of a treatment—if not a cure.
Edric punishes Vayne for his inadvertent lie and sends him on a humiliating and perilous trip back to his chambers. After breakfast, Vayne pays a visit to an old friend who’s having a problem.
Vayne wraps up the lesson with the kitchen staff and ends up on his hands and knees for Awain. On his way back to his chambers, he has a run-in with Edric that takes a rather unexpected turn.
It’s time for Corey to make it up to Marcus for making him worry. He’s ready to use his body to pleasure his master but the dastardly supervillain has other plans as he introduces Corey to a new but not-unfamiliar playmate.
After the ordeal of extracting Hari’s poison from his body, Corey convalesces in Master’s bed. When Master notices he’s awake and aware earlier than expected, he’s given a reward for being such a strong, resilient boy.
Vayne’s lesson continues and one of the squires proves particularly enthusiastic.
Vayne pays a visit to the kitchens to check on Tomaç’s progress and finds himself teaching an important lesson to the kitchen staff about how to bring out a man’s passion.
Now that Brother Tomaç has so helpfully brought himself into Vayne’s orbit, the fallen paladin sets a plan in motion that will corrupt the Order from the inside and bring him one step closer to reuniting with Azzagg.