On the road to the Pinnacles, Mia explains that she believes Sage was sent to the caverns there as the first verse of the poem led to Ryo while the next verse is “darkest prison sheds the light” and Sage is the Warrior of Light. They reach the Pinnacles followed by Sekhmet who plans to kill Sage while he’s sleeping, but White Blaze senses his presence and alerts Ryo who starts a battle with him. Ryo discovers that his armor has grown more powerful since he awakened in the volcano and realizes that he grows stronger with each battle. Sekhmet blinds him with his poison, but White Blaze saves him and they escape. Using his swords, Ryo tracks down Sage who is imprisoned in rock while Mia and Ully are captured by Sekhmet and Dynasty soldiers. Sekhmet attacks Ryo who is no match for him without his sight, but Ryo manages to shatter Sage’s prison. Sage emerges and quickly defeats Sekhmet with his Thunder Bolt Cut, blasting him away. Outside the caves, Sage heals Ryo’s eyesight using his sword and the sun.