At dawn live is returned to Alex by Ezvanki, at the grove of trees not far from Stags Fort. He is weak and is carried back to the castle to rest.
Josiman, the druid, takes the form of an eagle and spends the day following the path of destruction left by the attacking Owlbear. By midday he sees the creature moving generally south through the Kameland hills. Josiman returns to Stags Fort to report what he as seen.
Back in the town Ezvanki and his friends ask if they can stay in town for a month or so, and Baron Aldous agrees, offering rooms in the castle for Ezvanki and his family. Vivianne and Nikolai stay in The Stags Head Inn.
Enough diamond dust is found this day to restore some of the life energy to Alex and his recovery is swift. He is still worn by his ordeal, but offers to join the others when they decide to follow the Owlbear.