After securing Marcus in one of the buildings, the party, now joined by Herran and Naugrim, continues their search for the water supply.
In the jungle they are attacked by an amorphous, constantly shapeshifting creature of immense size, speed and power. Its most striking feature is its eyes, actual golden orbs flecked with red.
It tears through the team and only due to Atreides’ tenacity, Naugrim’m powers and Therondil’s cunning are they able to fight back the creature. Naugrim, through his connection to the island can tell that this creature is an Outsider, something unnatural and not of the island.
It escapes to the air after smearing Atreides’ blood on Naugrim’s face and telling the dwarf, “You will die last.”