After lying in wait for much of the day and night at the tavern the wife of Tannoc Causwold and a group of armored guards arrived, but not Tannoc himself. Solgrin made the choice to stay his hand, as there were greater foes to defeat and her death could tip off his real enemies to his coming. The party regrouped at The Drunken Darter and heard news that the Causwolds are claiming to have vanquished the last of the devils in the Halls of Might. This angered the group, particularly Aegishand, who bribed a town crier to stop spreading such nonsense.
They made their way to the Halls of Might and found that indeed a group of men wearing the blue and white colors of house Causwold were stationed out front. The party confronted them and asked what exactly is going on. The men were crass, but explained that knights of house Causwold entered the manor and cleared out the last of the devils. Solgrin challenged one of the men to single combat on his honor as a knight, but the man knew who he was dealing with and did not accept the duel. The soldier claimed that it would not be right for him, a commoner, to fight Solgrin, a knight. Ultimately the men had no choice and let the group pass.
Inside the Halls of Might they found that the place appeared ransacked, but there was no sign of devilry. They crept down to the cellar area and overheard a group of Causwold knights discussing “the clean up” of the estate grounds and learned that somehow Tannoc and his men were able to erase any sign that these infernal beings once dwelt here. Having heard enough the party attacked the knights. It was a bloody battle, but one by one the knights of house Causwold were cut down by Solgrin’s axe, Aegishand’s daggers, Goltheiron’s sword and Daylen’s spells.
After the battle the group paid a visit to Castle Rain to meet with Duke Arkirk. They revealed their findings and while Arkirk said that he believed the adventurers’ account he also explained that he cannot take any action as Duke of Rorain against Tannoc or his house until proof is found. The party discussed their options further, departed from the castle and waited outside watching the entrance to the city castle. The party spent the entirety of the day watching and following the horselord until he left the city with a small group of body guards. He rode south along the Trade Road, but broke into a gallop aiming for the open Steppe once his guards realized that they were being followed.
Solgrin spurred his horse and caught up to Tannoc, engaging his enemy in mounted combat. The horsemen looped around each other, each side taking passes at the other, riders were dismounted, spells cast and arrows fired. Aegishand fired a keen shot from his crossbow knocking Tannoc off his horse. After the battle Solgrin rolled the body of his enemy over and when he saw his lifeless eyes gazing back at him he roared, flailing his axe, thrashing and screaming until his voice gave out. He collapsed knowing that his foe was dead, but not avenged his own hand.