Forces of Hordes: Legion of Everblight
|Forces of Hordes: Legion of Everblight|
|Preceded by||Forces of Hordes: Trollbloods|
|Followed by||Forces of Hordes: Circle Orboros|
On the Black River somewhere south of Corvis, Bethayne is set upon by a Cryxian column led by Mortenebra. She is forced to sacrifice the entirety of her escort to escape the Cryxians, then merges herself with Belphagor, only to run into a warband of farrow and their brute boar. However, before they could kill her, Dr. Arkadius orders them to keep her alive, then sedates her with an injection of anaesthetic.
A few days before, when Thagrosh saw two dragons passing high overhead, Everblight sent most of his chosen hastening away in various directions, only leaving Thagrosh, Vayl and Absylonia back to brace for possible attack. Even though the dragons only fly past without attacking, Everblight does not give his leave for the warlocks to return.
Arkadius and his assistant Targ put Bethayne on a dissection table, but she quickly awakens, detaches from Belphagor and desperately convinces Arkadius to not sever a tube connecting her circulatory system to Belphagor’s, or she would die. Once Arkadius puts down his scalpel, Bethayne introduces herself to him while simultaneously contacting Everblight and Vayl through their athanc shards and asking for her help, then falls unconscious again.
Once Bethayne wakes up again, she discusses with Arkadius about dragonspawn and war hogs until Targ announces the coming of a Cryxian army, and suggests to him to offer Bethayne to them to make them leave. Once again she makes use of her oratory skills to persuade Arkadius into letting her fight alongside them: her allies are coming, while the Cryxians won't care about the details of his involvement and will destroy him regardless. Arkadius grudgingly accepts, and Bethayne contacts Vayl again who tells her to look for Annyssa Ryvaal, leader of the Legion's raptors, and her swiftest hunters. The unlikely alliance between farrow and Nyss successfully drive the Cryxians away, and Bethayne personally saves Arkadius' life from a group of scrap thralls. Once the Cryxians are defeated, Bethayne parts with Arkadius on good terms, then returns to Rhul with the rest of the Legion force.