Taneskel makes a desperate attempt to convince Viceroy to go to Lord Paz. He succeeds and his exile is lifted, but he must face trial for his crimes to the Church. The Viceroy and Paz speak, but of what topics and with what outcome?
In a plaza ringed by hanging traitors, The Lion of Jeptha crowns Paz the King of Qom. Paz gives a speech declaring that all men are equal. Nobles line up to swear fealty to the Lion and Paz, and The Lion executes the liars among them.