Our heroes find themselves on the cusp of getting the answers they need. Ricken deep below the Goblin Academy converses with the mysterious goblin Arbor, an occult specialist with a scientific mind. In his attempt to create a more perfect being Arbor used his own essence to create the goblin Becky, bestowing them with dangerous powers. Above in the dormitory Aiden and Cricket contemplate their next move. Why had Aiden become so brash, what doe he know the others don't?