An instrumentalist, bearing a flute and covered with protective runes, meets them on the other side as the nameless shaman takes his leave to explore the soul reservoir on his own. Her music is powerful, drawing in the loose souls and coaxing them into the form of a hydra, a creature born to devour heroes.
The defeat of the hydra does not mean the defeat of its creator though. And as a second instrumentalist arrives, the first rises to her feet, calling her magic once again. The battle against a tyrant serpent before them and a hydra behind tests their endurance in ways they had yet to experience. And when it was done their internal vaults of strength were tapped and one of their own had succumbed to the effects of petrification.