War Table — Operation Elbrus

Commander Zavala speaks of Lord Saladin with great respect.

"I'm grateful Saladin stepped in when he did," he says. "He preserved the Cabal alliance without bloodshed."

"All these centuries later and Saladin is still saving me from myself."

Empress Caiatl is true to her word: Crow's life debt is paid. "Our coalition is back on solid ground," Zavala says. Caiatl will continue to secure the defeated Lucent Hive commanders for solar incineration—her Cabal have seen Lightbearers revive too many times to take chances—but the Psisorium will not be repaired.

"Humanity finally has a voice on Caiatl's War Council," Zavala says. "We must respect Saladin's choice."