When the Hydra flails blindly and snaps at thin air Greil swings his hammer through an opening, landing a blow on the hydra's body. The Warden follows the retreating beast and assaults it again with another hammer swing.

With the beast now gravely wounded and attempting to flee the field of battle, the others hold their blades and let it slink away back into the jungle, which is does, slowly and stumbling over roots and into trees.

Having found a landmark in the jungle, the group gathers their gear and inspects their wounded mounts. The two horses bit by the Hydra are crippled and bleeding badly and unable to make it through the jungle, let alone haul gear and they have to be put down. With the gruesome business done, they load up the remaining two horses and begin to hack through the jungle towards the plain to the South and the gleaming black City beyond.