Leonid infiltrates the Deepwoods Court and meets a group of elves working for the Ruler. Their assault is repulsed and the Chosen, bruised and battered, flee the woods. But not without new knowledge: The Red Horned One is connected somehow to the Duke's family and to a child that was left at a Deepwoods shrine long ago. Perhaps he is a long-lost child of the Duke?
Magical tracking leads the Chosen back to Arnavale. There they find the castle in flames, under attack by beastmen.