Kupperberg, Sherman-Tereno and Smith deliver up another fight between Garn Danuuth and Arion, Lord of Atlantis in issue 24 (Oct 84).
Picking up from the end of the previous issue, Wyynde has Arion at his mercy, but Garn Danuuth gives the thumbs up, and Arion does not get killed.
This helps back up the illusion that Garn is now a good guy. King D'Tilluh trusts him, and even Lady Chian has fallen in love with him. Arion winds up leaving the city, and then Garn feels it is safe to drop his act. He is working with the spirit of his dead mother, whose magic has enabled him to convince others that his heart is now pure.
Arion sneaks back into the city that night, and communicates once again with the spirit of his dead father, even though in a couple of previous tales the last of his dead father's spirit had moved on. Yet again Arion gets into battle wit Garn Danuuth. This time Arion opens a portal into the dark realm, and both enter it. Arion buries Garn alive, but is trapped in the dark realm himself.