A little time has passed, and the party finds themselves involved in preparations for the Berem Summer Festival. Lord and Lady Ashe will be attending, as well as all the folk from far-flung farms who fall under Lord Baird’s domain. Marten keeps himself busy between working in the tavern and visiting with Mona. Aelita and Sasha take their gains from the shipwreck to Alana Reed for identification. Richard proposes to Lord Baird that there should be a great hunt for the festival, and Lord Baird agrees.