They wait in their hideaway, hoping for a plan to come to them. Finally, they decide on ambush. The team prepares for an attack in hopes of capturing at least one of them. The one in black disappears, though seemingly teleporting to the back of a soldier (perhaps he may prove useful, as well). Battle insues, as the trap is sprung. During the confusion, one manages to make it off with the dark one. They will be taught a lesson for this mistake.
After some time, once the situation has been realized between all of them, Harman manages to convince their captor that he is a messenger for the Dark Army, and is taken to the camp. His silver tongue gets him access to a slew of minions and rations to rebuild their supplies. Just hours after, they begin tracking their lost companion towards the west.
Days go by, until they finally make their way into the mountains and to the old friend Liam. He holds them off for a time, though their combined wits apparently outmatch his as they soon discover his illusion. Their travels past the guardians lead them high into the mountains, and on the red road.