The group decides to follow the Shadow Lord’s instructions, knowing that it could be leading them into a trap. But what it said about the path is exactly true, and nothing attacks them along the way.
Eventually they reach another terrible chamber, which resembles the kitchen they encountered earlier filled with Butchers. Zafir is on the ground inside, wounded, while Brea and Ezra defend him with their lives against an oversized, armored Soul Butcher.
It notices them instantly, and turns away from the beleaguered Anointed to attack the group.