Hidden behind a rock, Rickert watches as the Skull Knight and Zodd converse. Their conversation reveals that the Skull Knight has been fighting against the God Hand for a thousand years, and the Eclipse provides the perfect opportunity for him to face them. The Skull Knight guesses that Zodd has been placed in charge of guarding the outside of the tornado to prevent intruders, but Zodd tells him that he is wrong, having no interest in preying on the Hawks inside. Rather, he is waiting for strong warriors like the Skull Knight to appear so he can face them. Zodd suggests an old personal relationship with Skull Knight, calling him "rival". They begin to fight anew.
Casca is dumbstruck by the horror happening around her. She watches as a fellow Hawk is eaten alive by an Apostle, who turns on her once he finishes. It moves forward to attack, but its path is blocked by Pippin, who smashes its head with his hammer, though this barely yields any effect. He tells Casca to run, intending to hold off the Apostle while she escapes.
Before she can argue, she is picked up by Judeau, who is on horseback, and is carried away. Judeau throws several knives into the Apostle's face in order to help Pippin gain the advantage. Together, they have placed Casca's importance above all others, as she is now the leader of the Hawks and, if she dies, there is no hope for the rest of them. She looks back and cries as Pippin is overwhelmed by multiple Apostles.
Corkus stands behind several soldiers, who are all recoiling away from another Apostle. Corkus watches in horror as they are all devoured together, leaving him alone against the much larger opponent. He turns to run, but is scratched in the back by the monster, sending him rolling down the face-shaped hill. At the foot of the hill, he comes across yet more Apostles, whom he runs away from. Eventually, he is far enough that he believes to have escaped them. He convinces himself that the Band of the Hawk, and the fate it is now facing, are all a dream. He tears up out of despair, but just then, out of the darkness, he sees a beautiful naked woman.
She touches herself seductively, and, knowing full well she is not normal, Corkus buries his face between her breasts as she transforms and prepares to kill him.