The battle for the moon altar rages on, all the while the black ooze from the corrupted moon pool seeps closer and closer the the dark orb and colossal chain. While Alex, Andraste, Loghren, and Taman contend with the Drow on the ground, Dawn and Nostradamus play a deadly game of aerial cat-and-mouse with
As more of the Drow fall, Sutrinos himself joins the fray, first targeting Loghren before moving on to Alex. Despite some timely healing from Aedin, Alex is felled by the combined strength of Indryss and Sutrinos; though he is still alive, he is only just clinging to life. Sutrinos uses Alex to taunt Loghren, and attempts to force him to back down. When Loghren refuses, Sutrinos finishes Alex off for good, killing our beloved cleric.
In the meantime, Walton cures Andraste of the poison that’s been plaguing her for the entire fight, but ends up in bad shape after a Drow attacks him. Aedin strikes out at a weakened Indryss, killing him for good. Andraste continuously fire arrows at Sutrinos in retaliation, and every arrow tears through his ghastly guard of dark spirits.
As the battle rages on, Alex begins to see a light… a roaring inferno of light and energy begins to talk, speaking to Alex about his broken pact, and unfinished business. It is through this entity that Alex is able to wake up once more, though he is forever changed… Though Alex awakens, no one in the party is aware of this just yet, and so the battle continues.
Dawn continues to fight Rathoriax in the air, leading him so that he slams his head through one of the chain links, incapacitating him for a short time.
Sutrinos, perhaps seeing that Aedin is able to scratch and damage the black orb, teleports both himself and the young prince to an unknown location. The only remnant of the prince is his sword, Liberator, which clatters to the ground.
During the fight, the black ooze has slowly been advancing to the orb. In a desperate attempt to stop it, Loghren and Andraste shove their hands into the channel; though this does little but hurt them. Alex is able to rise and heal Loghren, though he still seems dazed and distant.
Rathoriax frees himself from the chain before attacking Dawn and Nostradamus once again, badly wounding the bird. Taman chucks his teleport stone and Dawn, but she fails to notice it, and it lands in one of the chain links. Fearing for the safety of Nostradamus, Dawn lands and sends him away to recover.
Clovis, angered at Aedin’s disappearance, picks up the abandoned Liberator and attacks the orb. In typical Clovis fashion, he absolutely fails to do anything useful, and can’t even scratch the orb. In fact, he’s such a failure, he’s knocked unconscious from the resulting blast and knockback from hitting the orb.
As the ooze gets closer and closer, Andraste makes a last-ditch effort to save the world, and attempts to teleport the orb. Unfortunately, she only succeeds in teleporting herself. A few seconds later, the ooze meets the orb, causing the orb to spin and rotate rapidly.
To add insult to injury, Rathoriax swoops down once again, launching a fireball at the majority of the party. The fireball hits Taman, Hamas, Clovis, Loghren, Dawn, and Walton, instantly killing both Taman and Clovis, as well as knocking out Hamas, Loghren, and Walton. Only Dawn is able to remain standing, and only Andraste and Alex are completely spared from the fireball.
Andraste, in a blind panic, prays to Selune over Taman’s body. Meanwhile, Dawn is able to heal Loghren a small bit, and is in turn able to shatter the orb, but not before a pulse of energy travels up the chain. Rathoriax knocks out Loghren again, but Dawn throws her sword at the dragon, finally killing it.
The battle over, Loghren joins Andraste in her prayers, though he prays to a different being… He trades another two hundred years of servitude to Bel in exchange for resurrecting their fallen companion. Taman is returned to life, though it is unclear whether it was through Selune, Bel, or a twisted combination of both.
As things calm down, the chain links being to rain from the sky, nearly crushing the party. They all make it to safety, and the entire chain collapses.
Also, Alex murders a priestess afterward
Ending EXP: 64,000