Ekay has no time to think about his brother Pekk’s strange changes. Just when things seemed bad enough for the poor agudners, Little Black-ears and their scouting group returns with dire news.

With a terrifying human-devouring creature on a course of the village, they decide to evacuate and take refuge elsewhere. While other communities may prefer to stand and fight to defend their town, this Sieg tribe prefers to be cautious and avoid fights to maximize survival.