Finale: Flight from the PassOver the Barrens for days went the Purebred, those that had been left behind slowly rejoining the Tribe. And news they all brought of the Cog-forsaken frenzied spilling out of the Cauldron. But through hidden paths, Eshelon led the Purebred and safe they reached Perishton. Triumphant they entered the shantytown, for they only among all the Yaike Yaike came back with loot and proof of their conquering of the Cauldron. And Great Father Arun was held in awe, for he had bested the fabled Rustking. But for all the glory they could claim, Arun and Mahela knew they were pursued and in council of war they sat.
On the dawn of the fourth day, at the edges of Perishton Eshelon and trusted Yash stood watch, Snapper by the Blemished side.
And against the slanting Light, the Cog-forsaken they saw, to the old refinery coming as if by a beacon called.
Fast from the refinery spread the Cog-forsaken and actinic light flared out of it.
And forward moved trusted Yash and Snapper and back for a moment went the Cog-forsaken.
And yet, to where Arun and Mahela were in council, one managed to slink.
Loud rang the Great Father’s voice as the fight finally broke.
And to protect Mahela, from on high jumped Warfather Jax.
But then as one fought the Cog-forsaken, strong and clear the song of the Skull-cog coming out of them. And Jax and Eshelon fell.
And out of the refinery came the lone para-skitarii, and to flush out their prey his companions moved.
Though Mahela fell screaming, Arun cleared his way out of the encircling Cog-forsaken and onto the shocked skitarii he came.
Snapper and trusted Yash too fell to the frenzied avengers. To Great Father Arun they turned their mechanical eyes and louder hummed their swords.
Yield did not the lone skitarii to the Great Father and soon he was surrendered. And rose and fell the swords, in triumph singing their song of revenge.
And as away stalked the Cog-forsaken, all around humbled Arun gathered the people of Perishton.
Outside in the distance, a dusthound did growl.
And the Red Wind began to howl.