The morning after the fall of Vorgulremik leaves the castle mostly abandoned, with only Tulani, Ravenia, Lilith, Alptraum and Arkold remaining. After securing the keep as best they could, they sit down to a meager breakfast and talk about they should do next regarding the sarcophagus and the sorcerer.
Before a course of action can be decided upon, a knock comes at the main door. The men go to investigate and find the woman whom Alptraum and Tulani subdued on the hillside the previous night, claiming to be an emissary of Lord Dack here to discuss their surrender.
The woman, Meg, talks about what Dack actually plans, and assures them that messing with the 'Shadow' is not part of them. Arkold and Alptraum try to dissuade her from following Dack's plan to resurrect Dagh, but she counters each of their arguments. She offers them safe passage and supplies if they'll leave the castle, as a courtesy for disposing of the dragon, and assures them the sorcerer is quite willing to wait them out.