Failed Negotiations and Initiatory Strike
Coriantumr, recovering from his wounds, remembers the prophesies of Ether; seeing the millions of people dead on his account, he beings to repent.
Coriantumr writes Shiz a letter asking him to surrender to prevent more lost of life—Shiz replies and says that if Coriantumr offers his life up to Shiz, Shiz would spare the people.
Seeing this reply, Coriantumr is furious, and begins to prepare for an attack on Shiz.
Coriantumr and Shiz bring their armies near the waters of Ripliancum, and engage in a battle—Coriantumr is again wounded, and faints due to blood loss.
Even so, Coriantumr’s army drives Shiz’s forces southward, to a place called Ogath; Coriantumr’s troops set up camp near a hill called Ramah.
For four years the Jaredites all gather together, and join either Coriantumr’s side or Shiz’s side; meanwhile, Ether looks on from a distance.
Conflict Between Shiz and Coriantumr
The Last Battle