In a command meeting, Aloft told Freedom and Grave that his instincts shouted at him that the invasion they faced on several fronts was the product of one individual's will and advised not to underestimate the enemy.
Brother Aloft attacked the vanguard of the Adjunct's army, consisting of Tavore herself, Lostara Yil, Ruthan Gudd and Henar Vygulf, with his voice. The power of Akhrast Korvalain caused them to bleed all over. Even fifty paces behind them, Banaschar was wiping blood from his eyes. Aloft seemed on the verge of killing them all when Badalle stepped forward and called down a swarm of locusts. They converged on Aloft and he was eaten alive, the locusts leaving almost nothing but bones and slack skins of intestines.