As the author of the epic himself is called to the docks, everyone is curious to find the reasons why Ved Vyas wrote the story. Each character wants to know why they have been portrayed the way they have with some aspects (good or bad) highlighted and others overshadowed. As Ved Vyas explains both his inspiration and direction, he reminds the group of the impact the work will have on future generations. At the end his defense, everyone has had their turn to plead their case. All, except one.