The group enters the settlement of Dirus. They take Radan to the house of Hadorm a very unfriendly person. Hadorm is clearly not equip to treat Radan's injuries. Radan tells Hadorm that the beasts are after them. Outside the group means Elder Brall the leader of the encampment. She is unsure of why the beast, they named tarza, are singling out some individuals but gives them all she knows. After speaking to Norwa, a resident whose husband was killed, and finding the hunter Galken's house empty they group sets off into the wilderness.
They find the site of a dead Tarza and successfully salvage some organs and tech. They also run into Galken who is fleeing a monstrosity he says is creating the tarza. The Group go to where he says this thing is and find a clearing with a large floating jelly-like sack laying eggs into mechanical pods. Unsure of how to deal this new threat, Toni approaches the floating creature which beings to speak. The 'Mother' of the tarza is seeking to destroy a out break of Cinomar Duplicates which have started infecting the people of Dirus. The group decides to help out the 'Mother' and returns to Dirus.
Xeati and two tarza surround the town while the rest of the group goes to confront Hadorm and Radan. Radan is in a coma from the poison and Hadorm attacks the group but is quickly slain. Hearing shouting from outside the group finds Xeati and the tarza trying to enter the town with guards and people in terror. Grall is revealed to be a Cinomar and is killed trying to escape.