Along the path the two come across a imprisoned band of travelers, who are about to be executed by their draconian captors. Unable to leave them to their fate Aras decides to aid them despite the overwhelming odds, and Fiva Ni Oele Os Mair joins in the attempt. After pulling an ambush on the draconians, the two become locked in battle with the Dakans and their Dakrahn commander, however the two manage to win the fight and free the captured civilians.
After receiving a safe wagon to sleep in for the night, Aras speaks with the leader of the wagon train who informs him of the rough conditions ahead while Fiva Ni Oele Os Mair rests in a reverie. The next morning, the two bid farewell to the people they had saved and continue on their way west.