The town hall in the upside-down of Grayson is watched by alert (but not too alert) guards and a pair of Zombie Fire Giants. With a priority on confronting and ending Black Mantle, Illuvere and Simbar volunteer to hold off the zombies and the strange dark humanoids that guard the outside.
Once inside the Heralds are confronted by a small collection of cannon fodder creatures as well as the last of Black Mantle's high powered servants, an armor clad warrior and a Tiefilng wizard. The fight was brutal, and several times only Aideen's newfound power of healing kept the group up and active.
In the end, Gareth struck down Black Mantle as she tried to flee, awakening a new power in the sword that struck her down.
But in the aftermath of the battle, Illuvere fell. Simbar admits that they both expected this to be their last mission. His intention is to return her to the Keep of the Ravens and join her on the far side of the gate…