*smacks self in the face*

of course. of course Grim's the beacon, Mangosta purposefully sent Grim ahead of him to both try and weaken the paladins AND hide the beacon, so that they would waste time trying to send people to search for it where Mangosta himself could put a trap for them and kill whatever paladins were sent, thus destroying the strongest ones since those would be the people you would send, and leaving them vulnerable, not realizing that the beacon is in the exact last place you would expect, right at home in your prison while you thought it was out there being heavily defended. Thus guaranteeing their destruction

Paladin academy's Mangosta is officially a magnificent bastard, or at least a chessmaster.