The evil presence continues going after until the ruler shows up and lets them know that he killed Chaol. The misery and outrage at his companion's demise pushes Dorian to battle the devil and break the Wyrd collar from his neck. Together Dorian and Aelin consolidate their powers and battle the lord, overcoming him.
As Dorian recuperates, he battles with the things he did when he was constrained by the evil spirit. Chaol is deadened, yet he and Nesryn plan to visit the healers in the southern landmass for help. Dorian names Chaol to the place of Ruler's Hand, and Aelin delegates him as Minister for Terrasen