Zedd falls victim to a mysterious spell of forgetfulness cast by Shota. Confused and frightened, Zedd escapes his companions. Shota uses her magic to return Zedd's youth and convinces him he must replace Richard with a new Seeker to find the Stone of Tears. Shota gives Zedd back his knowledge of magic to take the Sword of Truth and compass from Richard. He sets off to rescue a town threatened by a rift to the Underworld. Zedd names himself the new Seeker after taking a woman - Salindra - as his Queen and builds a kingdom in the town, but Salindra is killed and brought back as a Baneling to trick Zedd and him, the compass, and the Sword of Truth to the Underworld. Richard is forced to pursue Zedd into the Underworld after Zedd believes he revived Salindra, causing Richard and Zedd to age. Richard rescues Zedd from Rahl and they escape. Cara forces Shota to release the spells on Zedd, and Richard lets her escape unharmed. Zedd restores Richard back to his proper age.