Valin leads Garmir, Mormar, and Jevith down the mountain path and they begin trailing the Arnian force. Unfortunately a slip up alerts the Arnians to there presence and they are captured. Garmir convinces Oribald the captain of the force that the party is a group of mercs interested in helping the Arnians. Oribald believes them but brings them incapacitated to the camp nonetheless. There the group is interrogated and their lie passes undetected. After some subtle sabotage the group heads to the front lines. But not after fighting the best of the best of the Arnians in a ceremonial gladiator fight, a tradition of the Arnian military on the eve of battle.