Having made his way though the Dark Region Forest, looking for answers, Aaroni will find himself forced to face ratmen and giant spiders as before when passing through the area. Yet felt a bite lead to being poisoned, his old body being able to fight it off as it once was. Over sixty years old, the man had nothing but his faith to keep him going.
Aaroni makes his way back to town and while his adviser and old friend was able to heal him of his energies, it cannot reverse the effects of age nor lingering effects of his last battle which effected his mind. He had taken too long, perhaps spending too much in the Temple of Solace or from overusing the ruins of magic upon his arms. Still, his faith was all he had, so the old man headed to the temple.
Speaking with the High Priestess, Aaroni admits to feeling tired and a growing wish to find rest for the final time. The old man did not have a chance of having a family, at least not as far as he knows, and no one to continue the work that he started. He had heard rumors of a way of reversing one's advancing age in the North, yet found himself unable to believe that to reverse the ravages of times enough to make a different and allow him to continue in becoming the Ruler of Kings.
With this taken care off, he will retire to bed, waiting for the time to come, whether weeks or a few months later. Aaroni saw himself as too old to continue exploring and fighting.