As the valley floods following the dam collapse, Queen Kane and Nyrie escape. Back at the river, Baba Voss, Kofun and Haniwa search for the missing items and locate a scavenger settlement nearby. Haniwa infiltrates the settlement and locates the missing items but is attacked by a lone figure. Baba Voss and Kofun come to her rescue. The lone occupant is revealed to be a young man by the name of Boots - another of Jerlamarel's children who also has the ability to see. Boots pledges his loyalty to Baba Voss on the condition he can join the group in their journey. Meanwhile, Queen Kane, Nyrie and her driver are attacked by two Shadow Warriors. Nyrie and the driver are killed whilst Queen Kane is captured and taken to a nearby silk manufacturing settlement known as The City of Worms where she is presented to its leader, a man named Cutter. Unaware of her true identity, Cutter forces Queen Kane into slavery. At the river, Haniwa returns the small bag to Maghra. The group are located by the Witchfinder army once again and forced to retreat into the forest. Maghra and Paris take shelter whilst Baba Voss and the rest of the group fight off their pursuers. Maghra comes out of hiding and confronts the Witchfinder General, Tamacti Jun. The item inside Maghra's bag is revealed to be a ring worn only by royalty. Upon hearing the familiar sound of the ring's rattle, Tamacti Jun bows before Maghra and addresses her as Princess Maghra of House Kane.