While the others sleep, Menser tasks Farr and Pau Dir to investigate concealed cave passages the Iron Riders have discovered. Menser believes they hide secrets of the Others that could prove to be either beneficial or very dangerous. He warns them to die alone without risking the Iron Riders or other Keepers if the dangers overwhelm them. Menser has come to learn the true costs required to lead others in a ravaged world like Lir. Deep in the caves the explorers learn that somethings should have been left to slumber undisturbed.