The Elwynn rescued Li Li Stormstout after she had been thrown overboard by the storm and Heller quickly realized she not a spy. The captain then consented to let her remain on board but warned she might have to fight if came dawn to it. During this time Heller had come to an agreement with the other captain in allowing for a diplomat to visit each and he appointed Baenan for the task after he volunteered. However negotiations collapsed instantly when Heller's demand for the Horde to leave the area would not be immediately met and he preceded to imprisoned Nita.
He then brought Nita to the rest of the crew and lied that the tauren had attacked him. After learning that the Horde was demanding their surrender and that not complying would see Baenan die, Heller declared that if Baenan's life was forfeit then so too was Nita's. A confrontation erupted as Lintharel spoke in Nita's defense and with Li Li and Trialin aiding her, Nita was freed. But Heller was able to take advantage of the Horde ship exploding to ram his sword through Lintharel, but found himself killed by Atropa before he could deal the death blow.