He had two affectionate nicknames for Dalanora, he called her "Dally" and his "Black Angel".
He was killed in battle while helping another holt, run through with a vermin sword from behind.
As Tallion lay dying, his last thoughts were of his wife; his final words were to her:
"Dally. . . ah love ye. . . . Ah may gae tae. . . . the oother side. . . o' the Gates, but though. . . . we're apart physically, ah'll. . . . always be with. . . an' love. . . . ye an' the. . . . kits, mah precious. . . Black Angel. Remember . . .et, Dally. . . . " His last breath came on her nickname.
The other holt brought Tallion's body home to the O'Rallaghaigh survivors. Seeing his body devastated the family. He was buried in a twin grave near the holt, the other grave plot pre-readied for Dalanora in a joint decision she and Tallion came to before his passing. The marker reads:
"Tallion and Dalanora Ó'Raghallaigh: We lived together in happiness, we rest together in peace."
Tallion and Dalanora planned after they were mated to be laid to rest together when they died.