Lord Blue Eyes’s monstrous crystalline form distends its jaws and breathes ice over the beleagured survivors. Ghesh and Tsuki suffer its full effects and feel a chill in their souls. Carver recovers from his masters attack and lashes out with his Soulknife at Sahri, cutting off her right arm. The Spectre revives Rakshasa and then tosses his coral rapier to Sahri to use one-handed. Rakshasa uses Hurl through Hell on Lord Blue Eyes although he seems unharmed by the psychic assault. The group knock out Carver and then Ghesh destroys Lord Blue-Eyes, shattering his from into a spray of razor sharp icicles. Kabil soon surrenders to the group, and they rush to begin healing the dead populace of the city. The party quickly realise that even with Xochitl and her rebel’s help, they can’t hope to revive the more than 5, 000 dead. Ghesh decices to enlist the help of the churches of the mainland. As he arrives in Meridom, he receives a deluge of messages that were directed at him, but could not be received by him while he was in the south pole. He learns that Calee/Hiromi has become a god and has named herself Tiamat. She was demanding to speak to the party, but since they didn’t answer she went to the world council. They seem to have reached a compromise, and Tiamat has begun pulling up parts of Ahlim. Ghesh also finds out that the entirety of Ahlim was covered in a storm that rained blood for the last few days. Ghesh brings several clerics back with him to help revive the dead citizens of the southern colony. That night, the red star begins to expand in the sky into an enormous spiral.
The Cosmic Conference finally decides to strike and The Seer has a final talk with Rey, saying that after this it will be too late to turn back, and that the risk of death is very high. Rey promises she won’t abandon the fight now and prepares to attack. The Seer casts Korinyi’s Shield on the Ahlim group, shielding them from injury and Rey transforms into a dragon.
The first stage of the attack begins, with the host of gods, angels, and heroes attacking the Astral Dreadnaughts and their other deranged angelic followers. Rey sees Gods and heroes being torn apart and passes out. She awakens to see the battle has moved on without her and races to catch up. She sees Meridar being attacked by several Elder Evils and Sulgastor attempting to help. In horror she sees Celestia crushed like an insect when she tries to help her god. She passes out again, hearing Celestia’s dying scream in her ears. She awakens again, seeing that the battle has moved to an enormous rift in space, beyond which swimming and scuttling terrors can be seen. Enormous blood-red tentacles are swatting at the cosmic congregation. One tentacle wraps around Nyx’s leg, beginning to crush it. Rey rushes over to help, her and Jolibzan successfully freeing her. However, Tharizdun retaliates by striking Rey, killing her.
The Red Star soon disappears, dispersing in the night sky. However, the next morning, the sun rises later and sets sooner, blessing Ahlim with only one hour of sunlight. The party spend the next ten days, bringing more mages from Ahlim’s churches to the south pole. By the end of the ten days they’ve revived almost everyone Lord Blue-Eyes killed and have sent most of the low-level mages back home. At this point the party decide to assist in the north against Cryonax and Lord Blue-Eyes’s fleet. They teleport to Nazdum, learning the location of Maldrana IV‘s warcamp. They also learn that global temperatures are continuing to drop and that Turiel Dust-Born and Joan Fairhelm are holding the eastern flank, fending off barbarian tribes and cultist from the mountains. They also learn that their allies have discovered that The Father is known as Father Llymic by his deranged followers.
They learn that Maldrana has been fighting Cryonax on and off for several days but that he seemingly can’t be killed and simply reforms from snow the next day. The group decide to put a stop to this and fight off some of his frost giant minions. They then confront Cryonax himself who uses his deadly ice powers to attack the party, with Rakshasa particularly suffering. When Rakshasa uses her Hunger of Hadar spell it’s effects are magnified, seemingly empowered by Father Llymic’s apocalyptic sign. Remorhaz servants of cryonax swallow Alucard, Rakshasa, and Sahri during the fight, attempting to digest them. The Spectre is forced to teleport himself, Ghesh, and Alucard away to safety during the fight to recuperate. They reappear and quickly defeat Cryonax, as well as driving away the rest of his minions. They then Consecrate the ground, preventing Cryonax from reforming in the material plane.