Despite risking the loss of their entire fortunes, the seven Dragons have agreed to participate.
It seems Adamas actually intended to invite my father as an adjudicator to oversee proceedings.
Having persuaded Adamas that I can perform the role, we're entering the first of four puzzle rooms he's prepared: The Rosenberg Room.
Sloanes and Chance also decided to enter the Rosenberg Room first.
We searched for the room's puzzle together, and although I solved it, they failed, and somewhat despondently followed the Road to Ruin to wait somewhere underground.
In the next room, the Treasury, we found Liza and Mr Fullhold.
They sadly failed to solve the puzzle, and though that means they lose their entire fortunes, they seemed unfazed as they followed the Road tu Ruin.
In the third room, the Hope Room, Pipper and Phineas were hunting hard for the puzzle.
Pipper seemed troubled by something in her past.
Sadly, they failed as well, but also seemed almost happy as they followed the Road to Ruin.
In the final room, called the Treachery, Madame doublée was desperately seeking out the puzzle.
It's clear the seven Dragons share some secret or other.
I failed to solve the puzzle, and left Ernest and Sherl behind to follow the Road to Ruin myself.
I deliberately got the last puzzle wrong in order to slip away and have some time to explore this grand palace.
Sherl has followed me, and together we found a passageway leading off the so-called Road to Ruin.
Can we uncover the secret identity of Adamas?
The passageway has led us into a wonderful old study.
It's locked from the inside, and appears to have been used recently.
A file in a secret hidey-hole in the wall reveals there was a connection ten years ago between the Dragons and Richmond.
The next room we've found appears to have been a young boy's bedroom, that of Miles Richmond.
In his desk drawer there was a book that gives away the true identity of Lord Adamas.
So, now it's time to reveal the shocking truth to everyone!
It turns out Ernest is Lord Adamas!
He promised his late mother he would exact revenge on the Dragons for stealing a mine from his grandfather.
But in fact, they didn't.
Ernest is distraught, but I'm going to let him continue working as my assistant.