Vashti was doing her best, holding back the jankz. Most of them milled about the cave entrance, but some rushed past her. They immediately climbed on top of the kank's pack saddles and began tearing at the bags. The bags contained the group's meat.
Seeing this, Vashti grabbed some of the meat to lure the jankz to the outside of the cave. She fumbled with the meat and one of the jankz jumped to to grab the meat and scratched her right arm in the process, enveonomating her with it's spur. Vashti collapsed to the ground and screamed uncontrollably, as her arm began to wither. Kiara said she could help her, but she needed to get her outside, where the herbs to help her would be. Shade scooped up Vashti and took her outside. Once outside, Kiara suggested Shade return to his friends, so he did.
Kiara managed to greatly reduce Vashti's pain and informed her that she had slowed the venom, but not stopped it. Vashti was grateful for the pain relief, even though she and Kiara knew that Vashti's arm would be useless for a day or two.
Shade used his ability to speak with animals and started talking to the jankz. The jankz were unintelligent creatures and Shade had to speak simply to them. The jankz cried about their hunger and lamented that some of their cubs had died of starvation.