Mender, Krim, Drub, Flam and Shuna witness Zhantee die in Cutter's arms, whose spirit is immediately received into family of The High-Ones.
Aroree leaves the rest of the wolfriders in order to find and deliver Skywise and Timmain to the SHARDs.
Meanwhile, Venka Winnowill, and a knocked-out Rayek are in the SHARDroom, and the Grohmul Djun is enraged at his half-human-elf lover's deceit. The moment the Zhantee enters oneness with The High-Ones, he delivers a force-shield that prevents a deathblow from the human ruler. Her righteousness helped Zhantee to "send"share his gift, and Kahvi blocks his attempts to kill both Rayek and Winnowill.