The remaining travellers are none too happy with Abi for failing to protect them - despite the fact that she is seriously wounded. Michael has been driven away, and Jakob places the blame for everything on Michael's shoulders. The caravan likewise has moved on. The survivors finally finish their journey to Newbegin, but once there they are shunted into the slave compound (for they are sunners, and sunners are slaves). Meanwhile, in Newbegin, Lord Founder Marcus has Primate Heddor arrested for treason (after being framed by Marcus and Heddor's son, Yan). Heddor is thrown into the slave compound - he is to finish his days as a slave, working on the Metalroad.