Though they fight bravely, Echo defeats the group. She insists this is why Zafir was the world’s only hope, that without him even Charon’s pawns can’t be defeated. She decides who to kill first, eventually settling on Justice.
Justice tries to resist, even futilely stabbing Echo, but the Soul Stitcher just heals the wound. Echo conjures a strange portal through her Esper, opening into a dark place with a powerful evil waiting on the other side. Everyone has been so badly beaten they can only watch as she banishes Justice through it.
Echo seems like she’s going to kill Damocles next, but the Maluma manifests physically in front of everyone, furious at Echo. She failed to notice Justice steal the pontifex piece from around her neck while she was attacking her.
A stranger appears from the shadows, attacking Echo with terrible weapons. It’s Shayliss Arsen, Nightingale’s older sister, fighting with unparalleled skill.
But Echo doesn’t stay to fight. Before Shayliss can close the distance, the Soul Stitcher drags her away through a narrow opening in the cavern, too small to follow.