It's the calm before the storm, and the storm is closer than Auren thinks.
Auren is successfully using her ability to control people's minds and actions to take over Nadiria and finally bring an end to the Galvadi Empire, but there is a catch. The more she uses that power, the more she loses herself to it.
If she can accomplish her mission quickly, it will reduce the chance of that happening. The allies she has found are helping her move things along, but there's a lot of work to do and horrors that Auren has not yet discovered that will make controlling herself nearly impossible.
Her friends and allies are growing concerned over her unpredictable violent actions, and Auren knows her time is running out.