You return to find Firiona has finished negotiations with Kylan O'Danos. After chastising the Barbarians for being treated as fools by the Chaos Lord, she returned to Freeport.
O'Danos hails you. 'I have failed me clan by following the venomous words of that snake Gormung. Will ye join me on the path to Everfrost Peak 'afore ye go to Freeport? If the gods can grant forgiveness, they can surely grant ye solace from yer struggles.'
You agree to climb with Kylan O'Danos to the sacred summit of Everfrost Peak. You sense the mountain's awesome presence as you take in the twenty-foot-high drifts, stark gray rock faces, and massive pines shuddering under the weight of snow, the howling of wolves drifting over the bitter wind. Suddenly, on the path ahead, a tall, shirtless Barbarian looms before you. 'Beware, Oathbound,' Kylan growls. 'That be the traitor, Karg Icebear!'
Karg raises his sword. 'Halt, O'Danos! It be a long time since last we traded blows! What brings ye to trespass on me mountain!'
'Karg! This mountain belongs to all Barbarians and yet ye soil it with yer every breath! Let us pass to the summit or taste me axe!'
'Me left armpit be a better warrior than you, O'Danos, and it smells a might sweeter! We'll see how well ye pray to yer gods with yer head on a pole and yer corpse as food for the grizzlies!'
This scenario is optional and may be skipped. Kylan O'Danos begins play on your side. If he dies, you lose. Destroy Karg's avatar or finish four quests to win the game.
Game Win Lore
Kylan O'Danos gives a mighty swing of his axe and shatters the blade of Karg Icebear; the sundered slivers strike his arm. Karg howls in pain and leaps away. 'Get back here, Karg!' O'Danos roars.
Karg runs up the slope, grasping his limp right arm. 'We'll meet again, O'Danos! If the gods decide to hear yer prayers, maybe they'll tell ye what it means to be a true Barbarian like we were in the days of old.' He disappears into the drifts.
O'Danos looks after him, growling. 'He may live to fight again, but he'll continue to live in his delusion.'
He trudges up the slope and remains silent until you reach the summit where the sun is beginning to set and the first stars begin to rise, cold and small and high above the frozen peak, the moon a silver disc of ice. Below you feel as if you can see the whole world. O'Danos turns to you.
'Can ye tell now why the gods dwell here? This is the only place where through the hardships of the cold, ye can see the beauty of the world our ancestors lived in long ago.' O'Danos sets his axe and shield at either side of the altar and begins to pray while you look out through the cold at the world below where people are too small to be seen. Finally O'Danos rises.
'Thank ye, Oathbound. The spirits have given absolution. Perhaps ye have also found yer peace?'
The two of you head back down the mountain to plains, hills, and forests that stretch far into the evening.
You have defeated Karg Icebear!
Game Loss Lore
Karg Icebear charges across the barren snows, the beasts of Everfrost running at his side. His blade sings as he knocks the battle axe from the hand of Kylan O'Danos. 'My sick grandmother fights better 'n you, O'Danos!' he laughs. 'And so this is all the absolution the gods shall give ye. May yer soul drift over these frozen wastes 'till the sun turns to ice!'
There is nothing you can do but watch as Kylan falls before Karg's single blow. As Karg and his bears turn on you, you learn how cold it can get on the slopes of Everfrost.
Kylan O'Danos has died, and you have been defeated by Karg Icebear.