While defending the gates of East's castle from looters and thieves, Dorothy Gale and Lucas approached Sullivan. Dorothy convinced him that she was East's acolyte as she was in possession of The Elements. Sullivan asked her to settle the weather that was mourning after East's death, allowing her to first purify herself. When he realized the deception, he tried to kill Dorothy, but was stopped by Lucas. As he was about to kill Lucas, Dorothy convinced him to let them both go, telling him that East killed herself. This broke Sullivan's heart and he resigned to his fate, to perish with the castle tower in the tornado.