Since the Knapper passed away the summer before Yani is living alone in the seaside shelter. As Yani's friend, Deet, left to begin his travels, Wolf, Yani's companion, follows along with him as far as the meadow. Yani is sorting through her herb when a shadow falls over her. Standing in the entrance to the shelter is a groiup of Seamen. The people the Knapper made her hid from. And here the adventure begins.