Captain Segundus welcomes Marcus with open arms and immediately they set about combating their common foe: the giant ant horde. Marcus helps rally the Captain’s men and hold the line as thousands to the island’s subterraneon servants throw themselves at the small bastion of men.
They hold long enough for a trench to be dug and ignited. Held at bay, Segundus shares knowledge of the spider venom with Marcus and beseeches him to partner in a hourney to collect the arachnid secretions. Marcus agrees and sets off with Segundus and two of his best men.
Therondil, somewhere in the battle vanished, but Marcus believes the elf is nearby.