Killua recovers from his injuries as the rest of the party narrowly escapes from the Moorside Mines with their lives, thanks to the miracle of Zeus. The party then encounters a dreaded land shark who manages to give them more of a problem than they bargained for. A strange man stops the Land shark from killing the adventurers and bribes them for information about where to find Killua. Khuul easily submits to the hefty sum of gold.
As Killua wakes up from his wounds, he finds himself in the care of an Elven druid by the name of Sapling. Sapling reveals the nature and danger of Balthus, the Rakshasa Demon and the Hunter of men. As Killua is leaving the Lakewood, he gets attacked by Balthus. Sapling helps Killlua escape from his grasp and tells him to make for the mainland in order to find Number 9 in the Spine of the World.
Once in Cirion, the adventurers purchase passage to the Sword Coast in Illuska. They arrive in Heroire after a long trip and begin their trek down south to the Spine of the World.