The heroes decide to rescue Marko from his terrible fate in Rend. Falir, upon learning of their decision, guides them back to Brimbatel to seek the wisdom of Lady Solira, a seeress of Eth'Driel.
"Saddens fills my heart when I think of Marko. He is not the first to have been bought by the deceptions of the Night Lord." she begins. "The journey ahead of you will not be easy, for no being there is that can enter Rend without the great evil knowing. All roads to the dark citadel are blocked and can only be opened by the sword. However, long before the Night Lord, when Rend was still a great garden of the world, an ancient magic permitted travelers to enter the land by magic. This knowledge was lost to the elves at the time of the Great Betrayal, but it is rumored that some now live who have rediscovered it's secret. I see the image of a mage that guards this secret, yet I know not where this mage is and whether or not they shall provide you with the path to Rend."
"You have only a few choices, gentlemen." adds Falir. "Either you may fight your way into Rend, past thousands of orcs, Seltanians and other horrors of this world, or seek out this mage of whom Solira speaks. If you feign willingness to join the Night Lord in order to save Marko, I'm afraid you may meet a more terrible fate. You must ask yourselves, do you really care about Marko enough to risk everything?"