The episode opens with Torogai, who has reached "The Knot" which is a point where the physical world and the spirit world intersect. She is completely under water, consulting with some spirit-people who resemble large aquatic salamanders. She learns some very important details about the egg of the Nyunga Ro Im that Chagum is carrying. She discovers that the Nyunga Ro Im is a not a drought causing demon but a rain-making spirit. This means that the Yogo history about the emperor that slew a demon is in fact either completely incorrect or at least inaccurate. However, this is not a reprieve for poor Chagum. Torogai's informants explain that there is a creature called Rarunga who Chagum will have to face in order to protect the egg. This is apparently not an encounter that Chagum is likely to survive.
Torogai attempts to get more information about this Rarunga creature. The informants however are extremely unwilling to offer more information beyond the fact that this Rarunga is an egg-eater. Shortly after explaining this, the informants become panicked by something and begin to flee. Torogai manages to catch one of them, and tries to get more information out of it. All the informant will say is something about "feasting," the spring equinox, and "certain death" as it struggles to get away. It finally breaks free and escapes, leaving Torogai with a lot to think about.
The scene shifts to Shuga, who is doing research about the story involving the emperor who slew a water demon, and as a result, founded a dynasty