Using the... quasi-legally acquired soulgems, Asmodeous enchants his silver staff to fire lightning bolts. Huzzah! And maybe then you'd think Abreel would understand why he prefers staves.
He then... acquires a new home, but tragedy strikes and he is eaten by a cave rat! And I forgot to quicksave, so we take a momentary break to return to the same place in the game and then continue on as normal. Trust me, you didn't want to see all of that again.