Pitru and the remaining Catguards managed to evade the battle at the fortress and set up a barricade on the rim of the Deeplough to stop them getting back.
When they encountered this, the hares and otters immediately attacked. At first they were stopped by rock slides, but eventually they made it to the rim, where the battle began in earnest. The battle ended when Cuthbert Blanedale Frunk, under the influence of Bloodwrath, pole-vaulted over the barricade, grabbed Pitru and several Catguards and jumped into the Deeplough, killing them and the Slothunog before dying. The remaining cats were slain.