The heroes head towards the cultists’ base at the end of Cooper Lane. The Chantry of the Stilled Tongue is wedged up against the Denerim city wall at the northeast corner of the city. Entering the building, the heroes encounter two heavily trained and equipped cultists. After a vicious and pitched battle, which cost the life of the hero Tom Joe, the heroes continue on into the hideout. A kitchen and ritual room prove fairly uneventful, but the living room contains the dead bodies of three cultists, suggesting Captain Braedon’s group of guardsmen had arrived already. Heading upstairs, the heroes encounter the attractive leader of the cult, Mother Brianna, a woman possessed by a spirit from the fade that wishes to prevent heresy from being spoken by cutting out the tongues of young children. Mother Brianna is a masterful seductress, and manages to ensnare Dorn in her thrall. Eventually, the heroes defeat Mother Brianna and rescue Captain Braedon and his men.
In the morning, the heroes are approached by a messenger from Bann Nicola Baranti, presenting an invitation to dinner that evening. Bann Nicola is well known in Denerim as a patron of many good works, including orphanages and charities. Accepting the invitation to dinner, the heroes converse with Bann Nicola about their adventures the previous evening. After one of the fienst dinners money can buy, Bann Nicola offers the heroes her patronage and employment. The heroes accept.