At the site of the ritual, Stanislov's stand has been blown asunder and his attempts to raise his weapon to attack are ruined when Thomas uses his chain sword to rip it out of his hands, tearing it apart in the process. Calling out for his ally to get clear, Stanislov vanishes into the trees, breaking line of sight with Thomas even as the Assistant fades away. He moves some distance away and starts trying to perform a ritual of some kind, unfortunately, his magic is interrupted as Kasper comes over a rise and catches the man in his sights. The silenced sniper rifle fires and shatters the hunter's shoulder causing his spell to go wild as Thomas comes on scene and finding a massive blue fire-elemental.
Kasper decides that Thomas has things under control and remembers seeing two men the night before in the treeline so he turns to Daley and Price saying that "fire elementals are more a Thomas thing, so let's find this guy's help." As he begins to lay out a strategy for what he wants to do, Daley shivers and her face lights up in a creepy manner as the scary spirit girl's voice comes out of her mouth. "Sorry to borrow your friend, but you haven't summoned me so I have to talk this way. The thing you want is over there. You'll find a cave, a hole down into the ground really. I'm not really sure how far, it's hard to have a sense for such things without a body. Well, see you later." Then Daley shivered and looked around, somewhat freaked out as Kasper focused her in on getting directed back to the hunt, following the Scary Girl's advice.
A sudden peal of lightning from overhead announces the arrival of the supernatural storm to Kasper and Daley just moments before an unnaturally heavy downpour starts descending upon them, pouring down into the cave as if a dam had been destroyed. The Assistant starts forward to the team, grinning and knife in hand as Daley starts to raise her weapon until Kasper calls out to remind her that "you're a damn psychic, use that instead of the bullets!"
Freeing up her left hand from holding her gun, Daley starts rapidly tapping out the rhythm of Depeche Mode's "People are People" against the cave walls as she focuses her will on the Assistant. Her breath immediately catches as she and the Assistant freeze with expressions of effort plastered onto their faces. She starts calling out with effort "It's not human! It's not human! Do something sir!" As Kasper moves forward to attack it again, blowing another hole in him with the pistol. The Assistant frowns and retreats from his combat with Daley saying "this shell is too conspicuous anyway." Then he raises the knife to his throat and cuts it. Daley collapses breathing heavily and swallowing as she tries to get a hold of herself and Kasper starts moving about to administer first aid to first Price and then himself and Daley, managing to stabilize his own wounds and Prices and mostly recover Daley's small injuries.
Back at the cave, Daley and Kasper discover that the now mud in the cave above won't hold their grapples. In desperation, they take some of the demolition kits from Price's gear and start rigging up an explosion against one of the walls, hoping to get a ramp they can easily get out of before the cavern starts to really flood and endanger them all. Holding tight behind a round in the cave, the explosives go off perfectly and Daley and Kasper are soon exiting the cave and heading back to join Thomas as he gets control of the storm he'd summoned and forces it to fade away before too much broad scale damage is done.
An investigation of the house provides lots of evidence and information to clear up the current case, but only very little information about the Assistant who seemed to be directing Stanislov. Thomas recognizes from his lectures with Katkemat and examining the various evidence of rituals about the area that the man's magic isn't just sloppy, but that he seems to have been deliberately taught dangerous and inefficient methods of performing various rituals.
A consultation with Katkemat reveals that she knows of the sort of demon that the Assistant is. They apparently appear and teach individuals dangerous sorts of magic for their own purposes. However, the demons can't completely appear in the world and the physical shell they create to interact is only able to teach others without being able to perform magic itself despite the obvious physical advantages it has. She says that her own nemesis, Hikozaemon, had one of these demons as an advisor cannot say with any certainty whether or not there is only one such demon or if there are many.