As our heroes journey closer to their destination, they must stop at the small town of Clearwater to rest from the harsh, desert trek. Jake has a unique encounter with the townsfolk. Tass learns something important about the Formians. TJ lets Tass use his beard for a plan. There is little time left, and odd desert creatures at every turn. Can they manage to stay under the radar, or will their lack of knowledge in this world lead them to harsher climates?