You pass through the twisting streets of the city, drawing bemused glances from fairies bounding past you or fluttering overhead. You come to a point directly beneath the arch of the great palace, and the section of the street you are standing on detaches itself from the ground and floats upwards. As you travel higher and higher, you see what the red glowing object is: a huge hovering eyeball which is on fire. It moves aside to let your platform pass through a hole into the palace, and gives each of you a short but intensive stare.
The platform continues upwards through a tunnel and eventually reaches a large room, coming up through the floor. A tall and sharply featured fairy sits on a big thronelike pile of exquisite pillows, surrounded by guards, retainers and courtfairies. A giant maggot with the head of a beautiful woman is curled up on his right side, constantly whispering into his ear.
Your fairy escorts drag the shadow tiger off the platform and release it. It seems entirely tame now. One of the fairies address the one on the throne.
"Great King, Ruler of the World! Accept this gift, a beast from the World of Shadows, hunted through the Drained World!"
The King stands up and walks over to the shadow tiger. The tiger melts into his shadow, and leaps out again after a few moments. The king laughs and nods. He returns to his throne, waving the shadow tiger along, and it lays its head in his lap as he sits down again.
"These elves and humans helped us capture the beast. We told them we would take their wounds and give wings to this one." The fairy gestures at Adarim.
The King seems to consider this for a second, then nods again. Two guards step out of the room. They soon return, dragging a chained creature along. Something humanoid, but you cannot tell its race; it is entirely covered in wounds, scars and disfigurements. It screams in pain unceasingly.
"Give your wounds to the prisoner. Just lay your hand on it." your fairy escort says.