Despite their boldness in judging against Zafir, the battle goes badly. The Anointed were much more powerful than the group thought, and they’re defeated. Nightingale is beaten onto the ground and is soon to be killed. She overhears Zafir ordering them to kill the rest of the group so Balthazar can’t discover who killed them.
Brea is slow to respond, and as Zafir turns to investigate, he’s blasted with dozens of crossbow bolts from the jungle. After just a few seconds, he falls dead.
The Black Hand emerge from the darkness, taking the Black Ticket they received and proclaiming the favor repaid.