Nightingale wakes bruised and bloody, discovering that she’s trapped inside a cage. She isn’t alone though: the members of the Anointed they’ve been looking for are all around her. A man introduces himself as Zafir, and explains how futile their escape attempts have been. Breeze is trapped too, along with the only surviving Nymph, Ursy.
The Maluma instantly recognizes Zafir, and stops waiting passively for Nightingale to be killed. It grants her new powers in order to cut through the bars and lead an escape. The Anointed see her do it, though considering how desperate the situation is they don’t press her for answers right then.