Lidusis' mother happily tells Lispen about her son and comments on how the child of Opion has. More of the icy mist struck her in the face. A great darkness began to descend on her. She held her breath, but that did not stop the stuff from penetrating the membranes of her eyes, nose, and lips. The world receded swiftly in a black haze . Her legs dissolved beneath her. Voices came to her out of the gathering shadows. A solid shape slowly emerged from the haze. Her senses screaming, Cara's brain worked overtime to process what her eyes saw standing before her. Much taller than a human, it filled the room up to the ceiling. The beast's black, glowing eyes locked on her and roared inside her head. Its body resembled a satyr.