With Valora agreeing to the aid of her father, their journey led them south to the Dragon Shores (the isles of the Eyru). The city was packed with traders in the markets and ships in the ports.
They met up with the Eyru king, specifically to his most trusted adviser and steward (Aran Sadorian), to aid them in their conflict. Valora avoided the meeting due to the tensions she and the steward had in the past.
According to Carrion, her father (whom so happens to be the steward) held her since her mother past, never to travel the world or have the freedom of choice. To deny that fate, she abandoned her home and traveled north to the only place she knew would welcome anyone destined for combat, Drakon: The Dragon's guild.
With Valora preferring not to partake, Aran was forced into the idea that he either must trust their words that Almar had returned, and that they were loyal to his daughter, or drunken fools prancing around in the open.
The word quickly got out to every shore and trader's cart. Peasants, couriers for kings, bards traveling abroad; It would only be a matter of time until the whole west side of the world knew about it. Unfortunately for Zoran, he was held accountable for the governing of the capitol while the rest went to war.
With the countries of Lorlyn and Paldaron forged in an alliance to overcome the sovereign threat, thousands rode west to camp near Zerethia. Now only hours kept them from the realization that they either will overcome, or fall to the rule of a false deity!