Elaina, however, is not the only one fleeing the corruption and cruelty of the northern cities. Many are attempting escape through the forest. Despite the tremendous risks of storms in unfamiliar territory, Crevan and his family must travel by sea only to be attacked by a dangerous creature thought to exist merely in legend.
Unfortunately, the Peace Bringers watching events unfolding on Vastus are forced to evacuate their crumbling space station. They find refuge on a small, telepath ship, leaving them helpless and blind to the plight of those on the planet's surface.