Worried about her students, Lanille asks the Warrior of Darkness to accompany them during a ceremony. Ciuna and Phyna perform the ceremony to renew their ties with Greatwood through prayer, but because their deposes contradict the ceremony failed and end invoking spirits of opposing elements. In reporting what happened to Lanille, she advises the Warrior to investigate if there is any problem between Ciuna and Phyna. During the investigation the Warrior discovers that Ciuna wants to protect her home and Phyna yearns explore the outside world. Before starting the ceremony again, Lanille questions the twins and says they need to be in harmony for the ritual to be successful. Since both agree to follow different paths, they perform the ceremony without unforeseen events. Phyna decides to stay with Ciuna until the time to leave the forest arrives.
Ciuna and Phyna decide to explore beyond the borders of Yx'Maja. They make their way to Slitherbough and meet with Quinfort and Valan at the village entrance. Quinfort states that he has had the vision of a calamity and that he must meet again with the Great Serpent of Ronka. Due to a comment from Phyna, Quinfort rushes deep into the forest to meet the Serpent. While Phyna takes Valan to Fanow, Ciuna and the Warrior of Darkness go to rescue Quinfort. The group meets in Fanow and ask for advice to Lanille, she says that Quinfort's gift is not unknown in Fanow, and that those born with this gift are named Keeper of Whispers and should not ignore these visions. The party investigates the Great Pyramid of Ux'ner and, with the information discovered, both agrees to create an alliance between Fanow and Slitherbough to protect Rak'tika and the ruins of Ronka.