In Chapter 31, Zael and Calista meet the Sorceress in the Place of Secrets during an ancient memory. There, the Sorceress explained the true origins of the Outsider, and how she and the founder of the Arganan house combined their magics to keep the Outsider within Lazulis Island to end the ancient war, via the Rite of Celestial Summoning. The land began to decay, so the Sorceress split the Outsider in two, placing the other half on the Gurak continent. However, the land began to wither away again. She then explains the way to stop the land from dying and ending the war is to send both halves of the Outsider back into space.