On the night of the full moon, the members of the Caern of the Mother's Open Hands gather in the Hanalei Refuge.
There is a new face in the crowd - a slender young woman with coarse dark hair and sharp features standing close to Njall.
Mends-the-Rifts addresses the group. "Melissa Sun-Chaser here," she indicates the young woman standing near Njall, "has brought grave news." She extends the Talking Stick to Melissa. "Will you tell them?"