Zahir, who received a promotion as a Captain of the Blades, still did not manage to capture the flag atop the northeastern tower of Fastheld Keep, however. The Flying Dagger squad tried but fell prey first to a trench trap and then to archers using bated arrows and tackling maneuvers to bring down the team.
Blademaster Hartnek Lomasa assured Nikolaes Zahir that it would and should be impossible to capture even so much as a piece of fabric off a pole in Fastheld Keep, and that he found it unlikely that he would ever order the Flying Dagger squad to launch a direct assault on the seat of power in Fastheld - so, such a defeat would be unlikely in the future.
The new squad's captain is recovering from a twisted ankle resulting from the trap. Once healed, Nikolaes Zahir is expected to lead the squad to Light's Reach to aid in dealing with bandits and reconstruction efforts.