After being captured by the Tualghi and Toshak, the group's fate has been decided: they will be executed.
The executioner, Mussaun, comes forward and starts showing off, to the audience and the prisoners. Erak and Svengal make jokes about him and Mussaun pretends to be going to chop Horace down, but Horace senses it's a trick and doesn't move. Angry, he tries it on Cassandra, but she doesn't move, remembering that they had said Halt would die first, so it was still only trickery. Someone (One of Will's men) starts up a chant of "release her!" but this doesn't work as Yusal, The Tualaghi leader, steps in and orders the execution to proceed immediately.
At last Halt is pulled forward to the chopping block, hoping that Will is somewhere. He recognizes a man from Selethen's soldiers in the crowd and acknowledges him with a nod. Halt then turns to Gilan, who has tears running down his face and says "Will's taking his time". As Mussaun bring his sword up, Will, from one of the towers on the town wall, shoots him with a well placed arrow so he keels over dead.
Will | Halt | Horace | Gilan | Casssandra | Alyss | Baron Arald | Sir Rodney | Lady Pauline | Morgarath | Erak | Aseikh Umar Talud | Lieutenant Aloom | Jamil | Deparnieux | Mussaun | Temujai Soldier | Tualaghi Warrior | Gallic Peasant