After an arrow to the chest, Winnowill is finally too tired to carry Suntop any further. Leetah attempts to heal her mind, but the Black Snake would rather die than allow that. She steps off a ledge and falls from a great height, ending the healing. After the Wolfriders have gathered themselves together again, there is commotion outside. Lord Voll has taken to the skies again and wants the Wolfriders to join him on his journey to find the Palace of the High Ones.