Halmar's Ghost Warriors are legendary for their skill in battle, especially at night, and are said to the be perfect assassins. Halmar has allied with Bhimar, much to the dismay of those fighting against him. This includes his daughter-in-law, Sigrid. She and Drusus have been sent to Halmar to request the Ghost Warriors, as well as to fetch the Hearts of Fannar and Yewsel. Nia, meanwhile, struggles to become the leader she is destined to be. With her unit still in Seos, she is almost constantly in the shadows, moving between there and Linwood. It means that alliance building is still up to Tesni. But with no more than a promise from Yewsel of shelter and material aid should they need to evacuate, could Bhimar actually stand a chance?