Nightingale reluctantly asks Zafir to make the trade. Zafir removes his gear without a word, giving it over one piece at a time.
He shares one last message, explaining that he knew Charon while he was human. He explains that with him dead, stopping him will be Nightingale’s responsibility now. The Maluma isn’t her real enemy, it’s only a pawn.
The Shadow Lord kills Zafir in front of them. The Maluma is satisfied to see him die in agony.
The bargain is struck, and the Shadow Lord accepts their payment.