Loanzah has been fighting at school, defending her brother. Liska tells her kittens how Rial and Markree settled their differences in a tribal tournament. A major antagonist for Liska is introduced in Rakon, a fire-scarred warrior from the Canyon tribe. He tries to make free with Shaygin and Liska challenges him in tribal event, to retrieve the lock of hair he stole from Shaygin.
Backups: A text story (non-Katmandu) by Timm Gad, with illustrations by Debra Colvin and Ed Garcia