So it's decided, the WolfRiders will guest with the Gliders for awhile. A feast is announced. When Lord Voll asks about how the bond with the wolves was formed, Leetah "accidentally" on purpose knocks some wine onto Cutter's new gifted outfit and a drunken Pike knocks a candle onto the wine-soaked garment, nearly roasting his chief. And he is ordered to go walk it off as Cutter changes back into his worn leathers.
Aroree leads Pike and Scouter on a tour and shows them The Great Egg. Pike, feeling sympathy for the entranced elf, sneaks Egg a sip of Dreamberry juice causing the Great Egg to warp and deform. Winnowill orders them to leave Egg's chamber with a scowl.
Leetah enters and Winnowill attempts to blackmail her into convincing the WolfRiders to leave if she'll keep the wolf-bond a secret, but Cutter overhears and explains that immortality was a pipe-dream anyway, but that he is anything BUT ashamed of his wolfblood.
Winnowill attempts then to torture Cutter in the manner she did Strongbow, to learn that Cutter's wolfblood actually allows him to nearly kill her despite her black-sending and anti-healing. Only Leetah's plea saves Winnowill's life.