The events seemed small and trivial. A few more heartless had shown up, nothing that should draw attention, right? No, the Kingdom Hearts universe was far from correct. These heartless were different since they managed to retain their human forms. They seemed human yet carried a distinct heartless scent and demeanor. They plotted the destruction of the worlds, focusing on taking out the beings in power and spreading their own rule. They wished to take over all the worlds for darkness.
After a meeting of these “Human Heartless”, Stroud fought for position of leader. He managed to have the heartless split their attacks on different worlds at the same time to draw the main fire from their real target, Disney Castle. Nevertheless, these heartless were not stupid. They managed to trick a few dark beings into joining their ranks as well before they decided the date to attack.
The first attack was on Radiant Garden. Maurelle and Valerius, two of the human heartless, had started their raid there. However, a few bystanders who had shown at the scene put them on a standstill. Stroud and Silvia Anna Julia Sannerou induced the second raid in The World That Never Was. Ferser, Genesis and Yazoo situated the final and main assault on Disney Castle.
After a long and drawn out battle, Ferser managed to corrupt the Cornerstone rather than destroy it. This worked out far better than the heartless had planned. This way, the light was repelled from the castle. When word hit the heartless that they had succeeded, they pulled their attacks from Radiant Garden and The World That Never Was to regroup at their new castle. Disney Castle was theirs to rule with Darkness and the Light had lost their main fortress.
Without any postponement, a cease-fire was conducted. Sora, Terra, Xemnas, and Saix met with the four horsemen to discuss the surrender of the light. The ceasefire was almost destroyed after Stroud had announced his absorbing of Kingdon Hearts. After a long discussion, the light decided to team with the nobodies to fight the heartless. But the heartless warned that they would not stop until every world was corrupted in darkness and every lighthearted being was destroyed.
This was the beginning of the end.