Jason is offered the leadership of the Settlement but declines. His first loyalty is to Lee. He sets off with Flees, Lee and Ogee in the Cougar. They go via Arkoddian Island, taking Voss with them who will provide them with fuel and prepare the women and children for migration to The Settlement. Once on Arkoddian Island, Voss tries to double-cross the kids but they outwit him using the video function of Lee's mobile phone: Voss is publicly revealed as a traitor to his own people. The kids continue on their journey to the Portal. They are forced to race through the Lode Storm that protects the Island of the Abiders. They succeed and approach the Island while unseen by them, Khelioz watches from the Stormrider.