Riko and Reg are allowed inside the Seeker Camp, where they finally meet Ozen as well as her apprentice, Marulk. Riko thanks Ozen for helping carrying her out of the Abyss as a child, though Ozen darkly notes with amusement that she had considered many times just leaving Riko behind. Ozen allows Riko and Reg to stay the night at the Seeker Camp, and they quickly befriend Marulk, who wishes that they stay for a while longer so they can cave raid together. However, Riko reluctantly declines, as she wants to continue her journey to find Lyza. That night, Riko leaves her room to look for the bathroom and encounters a strange creature. Terrified, Riko flees back to her room. The next morning, Ozen tells Riko and Reg that she knows about the creature, and leads them to her chamber to explain it. Along the way, she tells Riko that Lyza is dead, as she recovered the letter from a grave in the fourth layer. In addition, the note Riko received telling her to go to the bottom of the Abyss was not written by Lyza. They then arrive at Ozen's chamber, where Riko sees the Curse Warding Box, the Relic that protected her as an infant.