The tribe members back away quickly from the fake moles as a couple members try to rescue an incapacitated Little Warrior by dragging them away. However, Little Black-ears repeats the warning for everyone to keep their distance and refrain from touching any of the fake moles — including Little Warrior, who is now contaminated.

Heeding the warning, Little Warrior is released. The tribe looks on helplessly as the light rapidly fades from the young one’s eyes. Before long, Little Warrior lies dead.

The twelve plainswalkers have now become eleven.