Arak; Iron Maiden [Valda]; Pope Hadrian (flashback); Montagu; Nessim
Continuing their search for White Cathay, Arak and Valda manage to finagle a ride on Captain Montagu's ship. Montagu is loading oddly-shaped rocks, claimed from the ruins of Pompeii, into the hold of his ship, claiming they are to be used to build a temple. Later, after fending off pirates, Arak and Valda learn Montagu's villainous nature and are taken prisoner, and Arak is thrown into the hold with the rocks. But, it turns out the rocks contain the remains of Pompeii's people, and one of their high priests awakens and reanimates the corpses, who kill Montagu's crew and sink the ship.