Stjepan realizes that the Crow creatures scavenging the outpost's food may actually be a sentient race, and the group discusses heir options. As they debate, they hear some large machine outside. Hovering above the outpost is a large floating outpost. They rush to investigate, hoping for rescue, but encounter metal automatons recovering the dead. They apologize for interfering, leave a box of supplies, and withdraw. The group decides that their best hope lies in salvaging the mechanical pony from the airship wreck, and possibly using harlequin masks to hide from Hollows. Ya Akove tried to recover a mask from a fallen comrade, but absorbs it into herself. Curious about what happened, Samuel tries infusing her mask with some of his own spiritual energy, and is forcibly repelled and loses feeling in his arms and legs.