Question: How exactly did Ynyr die? When he visits the Widow of the Web, he makes it safely to her without being attacked by the crystal spider. He even uses the sand from the hourglass to stop the spider from attacking him. But, when he makes his way back to where everyone's camping, he dies after telling Colwyn where the Black Fortress will appear.

Chosen answer: Ynyr is told that the price of the information he gets is that his life will end when the sand runs out. It does after he reaches Colwyn.

Greg Dwyer