When Seliph's liberation army passes through the border, Ares leaves to fight with Jabarro. Jabarro confesses that Bramsel, the lord of Darna, has imprisoned Lene and urges him to forget about her. Ares, enraged, turns against Jabarro, despite the latter having raised him after Grahnye's death. In order to save Lene, Ares decided to join Seliph's army, albeit reluctantly, as he believes that his father was betrayed by Sigurd. He will later learn of the truth behind his father's death upon meeting Nanna, who explains that Sigurd did not betray Eldigan, and that the two were always friends despite how things eventually turned out.