Following the crash on the planet’s surface, the party members gathered up their meager belongings and set out for a trek across the desert.
They did find a well – only to discover that the water was tainted with arsenic. They collected all that they could regardless figuring that even tainted water is better than no water at all.
The group suffered through attacks by a funnel worm and sand sharks prior to being caught in a freak sandstorm.
The group also discovered a dead Loper with her two newborn offspring – obviously the mother died in childbirth. The young attach themselves to Ket’noc Vex.
A day after finding the Lopers, the team ran out of water – with nothing but desert in every direction as far as the horizon. They were contemplating the best manner in which to die when a group of octopi mounted on Lopers found them.
The Ul Mor offered to provide food and water for the team, but only if they agreed to face the test to join their tribe. The team agreed and was led through the desert by the Ul Mor to an oasis.