The fight between the elves and the gnomes (along with the Heralds) is brutal. Powerful magics are tossed back and forth and only their mage is able to escape. T
Several of the leaders of the gnomes, as well as Dorian Wilks, are killed in the battle, but Aideen uses one of her most potent and dramatic spells to return life to Dorian and two of the gnomes, leaving all three and Bina in a shocked state.
The gnomes are convinced to travel to Grayson, with a letter of introduction form the party, and become allies of the kingdom.
The Heralds travel with Dorian towards the Ogrefen and the Tower of the Mage…