The Defenders and their entourage move towards the castle of Xhoohx, a wizard they hope to ally with against the evil Unnameable. They are beset by storms and monsters, and continue to have strange emotions, but rally through.
They finally make it inside and meet the three-legged, three-armed fuzzy Xhoohx, who speaks like Yoda. He agrees to help, and first mystically merges all the splinters of Arisen Tyrk together so that he has his original personality and power. Unfortunately, that personality happens to be evil, and he immediately declares his desire to beat the nigh-omnipotent Unnameable.
He goes off to a mountain and magically calls out the Unnameable, and they battle. The Defenders attack Tyrk as well. Xhoohx and Strange finally manage to magically banish him.
The Defenders return home, and Strange goes off to deal with the Unnameable. Nighthawk gets further embroiled in his financial woes, but the others relax. Hulk begins to wonder if the Defenders is really for him.
Ledge and Dollar Bill check out Professor Turk's room, and find evidence that he was in fact Lunatik as he had claimed, as well as a lot of contemporary art. Then Foolkiller suddenly bursts in and threatens them.