The knot travels with Captain Odenkirk up the coast to deliver munitions to Fire-Axe. Vinciente destroys a Talieran patrol vessel with a moldotov cocktail. Lesym lassos a hostile ice mephit, Kiliketz, who Naraka persuades to work with them. Munitions are delivered to Fire-Axe, revealing himself to be the sole member of the First Knot. Odenkirk is slain.