The founders continue travelling south, into unknown and uninhabited lands. The Kames stretch out in all directions like a brown sea. There is snow in the air and travel is uncomfortable. Over the course of the day the founders see the ruined remains of an ancient civilisation that once existed in this land – broken highways, fallen statues, and the remnants of foundations.
Late in the afternoon the founders see two creatures high in the sky. Creatures are heading their way and it soon becomes clear that they are Manticores! The evil magical creatures attack and the founders do battle with them; killing them but with the loss of two horses.