Ekay and the sergal boy continue on their hike. They reach a waypoint — a tree — and take a left. Eventually they pause before a sandy area. There is something twisting and slithering on the ground. The sergal boy cautions Ekay to stay close to him and to follow him carefully, and to not stray any further than three steps away.
Note: It has now been revealed by the authors that the sergal’s gender is male!