Rose leads Martin and the others to Noonvale, where they are welcomed by her father URRAN VOH and learn that Brome has not made it back home. Unknown to them, Brome is attacking Marshank and a terrible battle is engaged. Badrang accidentally fires upon his own crew and Felldoh, heartbroken at the death of a young mouse, swears revenge. Something terrible is happening to the once peaceful Felldoh, which deeply troubles Brome. Urran Voh too is troubled when Martin wants to use his creatures to return and attack Marshank. Rose is warned off Martin by her worried parents. At Marshank, Badrang tries to rally his frightened troops under javelin fire while Clogg craftily hides out of sight. Felldoh returns to camp, after his single-handed battle, with a strange and troubling levity. He seems to have made his mind up about something that he will not reveal. He creeps from the camp, followed by the very troubled Brome and Keyla. They watch in horror as Felldoh attacks Marshank alone, unaware ...