As Nevaline Scarcliff has braved evil squad-mates, thieves, giant human-eaters, Harpies, her evil grandfather, brigands, and two half-gods, her self-doubt yet plagues her. She walks towards Vusevala Island's docks with a feeling of dread for she does not know what to expect, what she must face in her charge to find the Saluka Stone fragments. Her friends safety weighs heavily on her mind. But, Cairine and Mocsli assure her that they are there not only to help her, but to better the future for their families and the people of Kordalis. With a renewed confidence, she marches towards her objective: the half-god Micdian who lies dormant in Mt. Oag.