Poshtli went back to Nexal but thanks to the plots of the worshipers of Zaltec, a battle was fought between the legionaries and Nexalans. Afterward, Naltecona decided to submit to the Legion's leader Cordell. When Naltecona was taken hostage by the legionaries, Poshtli was named substitute regent.
With the help of Erixitl and Halloran, Poshtli tried to free his uncle, a key player in stopping Zaltec's plots, but they failed and so started the Night of Wailing.
Poshtli survived and helped lead the column of refugees. He joined Halloran's party at Twin Visages and was decisive in killing both Coton and Darien, banishing both Zaltec and Qotal from Maztica.
At last he decided to live in the new city of Tukan. As of 1362 DR, Poshtli was the war leader of Tukan.