The gang gets tasked with transporting a queen bee to Sprucetuck. Connor’s enemy Groger gets demoted and reassigned to Barstone. In order to transport the queen bee they needed to make a carrier for it which would be mounted on a beetle. Upon making it to Elmoss they inquire about Betsy, their newly formed contact. She refuses to talk with them. The owner of the Inn gives them an important clue as to why. The group moves onto Sprucetuck. They make camp for the night and as the weather changes, so to does their safety.