Later on, Paultin cast suggestion on Escher and seemingly was able to convince him to turn against Strahd, at least for a time.
When the group was drawn back into Barovia, it was Escher who first greeted them. He wanted Paultin to marry Vasilka and then send her away so that Paultin and Escher could be together. Escher helped Paultin prepare for the wedding. A massive battle erupted during the wedding. The roof collapsed and a huge chunk of the roof fell on Escher. It is unknown whether he survived.