Luther Ritter, Zelserys Anorallath, and company find themselves caught in Alsint as the city is besieged by the army of The Afflicted, lead by four frost giants. As a compromise between the council and Razim, Zelserys Anorallath is appointed City Commander to lead the defense of the city. The siege lasts about a week, with most of the assailing force’s tactics successfully thwarted by clever use of mortars and grease spells. Finally, the leaders of the two forces, Zelserys and Gorimhal agree to do single combat to avoid greater loss of life.
Zelserys dies. The city is surrendered and evacuated.