Destruction and Company continue to explore and settle the countryside around the Red Keep. They are joined by a new companion, a young female archer named Asefeh. The party travels southeast and discover signs of a major predator. They ultimately the creature’s lair in a great pile of boulders in a small valley. There they confront a mighty chimera. Through spells and might, our heroes bring the terrible beast down, but Dandalf and La La lay horribly burned. Both appear dead, though miraculously Brother John hangs on to life. Although in horrible pain, he calls upon the Treemoot to heal him, and he in turn is able to bring back LaLa from death’s very door. A great beast is defeated, but Brother John will carry its mark until the end of his days, his left leg burned and withered.