Shadow of the Torturer, chapters 28-31
Severian recovers amongst the soldiers, who treat him with respect. It is revealed that the one who challenged Severian is Agia herself, as she and her brother wanted his sword- and her brother is the one who fought him. It is also revealed that the Claw of the Conciliator has been carried by Severian all along.
Severian and Dorcas make love, and she elects to accompany Severian to Thrax.
Severian performs his first execution- of Agia's brother, his challenger- guilty of attacking and in the process killing several members of the crowd watching the duel.