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The hero succeeded with the aid of the Wazarri, a religious sect which had prophesied the arrival of the Torchbearer. The Dragon Sentinels destroyed the besieging army and the Torchbearer was rewarded with a jewelled bracelet, a white charger from the Wazarri and promotion to Commander-in-Chief of all the Zamarran forces.
It is possible that the Torchbearer also took part in other books, either before or afterwards, as it is conceivable that he or she would eventually resign the military post in favour of a life of adventure.