In Episode Nine – Fate’s Design: The Stand, Ruairi chooses to join Tarlach, because Tarlach can bring Triona back with Ruairi’s help. The Human/Giant/Elf alliance draws up plans to attack Renes, and decides to launch diversionary attacks to allow the player, Shamala, and Akule to sneak in. Odran draws off the White Dragon, Maike draws the Cessair, and Dowra takes on Ruairi. The player finds Millia in Renes, bound to the Lia Fail artifact. To free her, the player destroys the artifact.