It was a dramatic night for Team Trust, as they waged war with the mighty Blackheart. Despite their best attacks, and some (minor) assistance from Malavar, Blackheart seemed to shrug off their attacks and heal himself. It was eventually determined that his life force was likely connected to Itto’s, and the brave half-orc did what he was always destined to do: sacrifice his life so that the world could be saved. Using R-Lan’s strange red glowing saber, Itto stabbed his own pure heart, thereby destroying Blackheart’s corrupted one. With some tearful words, Itto’s life essence passed onto the next world, and the threat of Blackheart was vanquished. Just then, Malavar managed to open a portal back to The Fist.
A dumbstruck Team Trust returned, in various stages/forms of grief, unable to come to grips with what had befallen. After much conversation, anger, and sadness, they finally left just as the building crumbled into dust, and saw the dragon eggs they had recovered pointing straight down (towards the dwarf kingdom) and east (towards the gnome islands): the locations of their two missing “brother” eggs. At the same time, a strange green beacon light appeared in the elven kingdom, and the elves messaged that they were under attack. Rayne told them to retreat and regroup, and R-Lan went to investigate. The half-orcs contacted Slink with the same message, and he told them to do the same.
With no other option but to move onward, the remaining crestfallen adventurers headed towards the gnome kingdom, east of Pirates’ Bay and the town of Cliff Port. On their way, they discovered they were being followed by none other than Malavar, who admitted he was seeking to join them and avenge his father’s demise. With a bit of hope, the journey continued, but what would await the heroes when they arrived at the coast?