Eaconberth was grievously wounded fighting Zinizar and henceforth gained a reputation for sturdiness in the face of injuries that would fell any lesser man.
Eventually he was contacted by Gustav Mageriff, who was plotting to defect to the Hesperian Alliance. Eaconberth agreed to join his plot, and revealed his treachery in Venege. But Gustav Mageriff's coup was not going to happen as easily as he thought.
Thomassy fought and defeated Augusta, who had come to oversee the transition of power, while Adaen Melrache, James Sherman and loyalist Perinanies fought the traitors. Eaconberth was dealt several flesh wounds in the fighting, but would not go down easily.
He only stopped moving once he had been beheaded by Rinal Sourlan.
Mageriff was imprisoned, but the defeat of the traitors was kept a secret from the Western Legion of Hesperia, who continued to march towards Venege to accept its surrender. Venege was to become a trap.