The heroes travel four days across open grassland until they reach Dalikan. Here they spend two relatively uneventful days before booking passage on a ferry across the mighty Ganidata river (also known as the Sajuna in some dialects). As they cross the river, they spot a bloated corpse floating in the river and bring it along side. It appears to be the body of a Punjal farmer who’s heart has been cut out. Shir comments that in the stories of Ran there are mentions of a death cult in the Punraji, though he cannot remember the name exactly.
Upon reaching the eastern shore, the group heads north along the river to the village of Nari along the southern edge of the jungle. When they arrive, most of the group heads into town while Shir goes hunting in the jungle. While in the village, the heroes learn that several people have gone missing over the past month. The group decides to investigate, following up leads at two of the farms that have lost family members. At each location they discover hidden fetish dolls, which they identify as being associated with worship of Baka-Gitana, the god of murder. After completing their investigation, they decide to follow the evidence into the jungle at night.
The group gathers, save for Shir, who has not yet returned from his hunt. They head into the jungle in search of the cults meeting place, eventually sneaking up upon a clearing in which masked figures surround a demonic looking stone idol and an altar. Lying on that altar, bound at the hands and feet, is Shir praying to the god Shir for deliverance.
The heroes attack, and as they do Shir slips a concealed knife from his bracers and frees his hand. As the group engages the cultists two imps spring from the bodies of the fallen. Shir notices that each time this happens, the eyes of the statue flash red. After cutting his feet free, Shir grabs his weapons and proceeds to smash the statue. Once the statue was destroyed, the imps stopped springing from the corpses and the tide of the battle turned in the heroes favor. After a difficult battle, the heroes eventually vanquish the cultists.
After a short recuperation period, the heroes travel east on the road to Jangir. A few days out purple lightning strikes from a clear sky, creating a chasm into which the heroes wagon and derbas slide, though the heroes themselves manage to avoid falling in. The heroes pull the damaged wagon free and begin repairs, but shortly after an elemental being of stone crawls from the chasm and attacks them. The heroes manage to bring the creature down, but their wagon suffers irreparable damage during the engagement.
Now on foot and burdened by an extra load, the heroes press on with Bhagram towards Jangir. Two days later, Utog hears a voice on the wind beckoning him north. Compelled to investigate, he detours north an hour or so and encounters a tree with a face that introduces itself as the Keeper of the Ways. He asks Utog to help cleanse the Sanctuary of Odalon of it’s now mad annui.