The divine words of Nesterin Irythil’s ‘geas’, made magic by the might of his Moonblade fail almost as soon as they are uttered. In a flash behind the gathering the long dormant ‘Fen-o Galad-rim’ (elf-gate) shimmers to life. Three entities emerge from a portal that has opened in the gate, linking this material world to an other plane. One outside of time and space. An angel and two demons arrive. The angel bears mark that all who look upon it ken; the bright mantle of the angel’s divinity has fallen down about its eyes, blinding it from the sacred purpose set for it by the gods of this realm.
Leveling its gaze upon Lord Irythil, the angel rebukes the mortal gathering for the hubris of their words, stating that the elven Kingstone instead “will be ours”. Two demons constituted of pure and malicious shadow set about killing indiscriminately at once. Eltargrim acts quickly, casting a barrier spell to protect his lord. Just as suddenly, the Trespassers rush to the defense of the endangered courtiers. Søngberg stands firm and focuses his miraculous will on keeping Nevena safe while she looses arrows from her gorgon horn bow. In the pell-mell of the melee, Nevena accidentally strikes Eira with an arrow. Fortunately for Eira, she overmasters the bow’s petrifying magic. Søngberg then suffers a terrible blow from the angel for his efforts. The magic weapons of the Trespassers cut into the (otherwise invulnerable) shadow demons, discorporating them more and more with each blow. Eira smashes apart the demons and angel alike with her godly hammer; when vanquished, the angel vanishes in a snap of light.
In the aftermath, Lord Irythil is disappointed in Eltargrim for sparing him from the fight. The Trespassers take this opportunity to reassert their plain desire to leave the elven isle and be rid of its controversies. Eltargrim ponders what this attack has meant, arriving at the conclusion that Lord Irythil’s divine words alerted the angels who ‘listen in’ to all such pleas. For the geas to have failed means that the target of the spell, the mighty Kingstone, must either be stolen away to Arvandor or else destroyed.
Lord Nesterin Irythil orders his magus Eltargrim to visit their enemies, the House of Neldor, under a flag of truce to investigate what has befallen the Kingstone (which was their charge). If the Trespassers’ desire to chase after Salvation is truly to be contemplated, they are told that the only functional elf-gate that remains is in the ‘Dark Meanders’ beneath the island. At first, despite the many dangers, the Trespassers demand to be pointed to this gate at once. Lord Iyrthil urges caution and contemplation, however, and moves to set an example by announcing he will venture to the Máhanaxar (the Ring of Doom) and visit with the Seldarine for guidance. Søngberg is moved and assured by this gesture and he convinces his companions to seek a higher authority. The Trespassers resolve to go with Nesterin Irythil.