The shootout concludes with the crew overcoming the soldiers and capturing their officer, which they manage to persuade to cooperate and get other soldiers to let them leave unharmed. The soldiers turn out to be Remnants forces, still loyal to pre-Coalition faction from the war time.
While moving through the hideout, a storage cave is discovered behind a metal gate, holding several crates, which appear to be weapons of House Tsarya manufacturing.
Resuming the travel over the river stream, they encounter a horde of frenzied dinosaurs and barely manage to steer the hovercraft away from their trajectory. It looks like the reptiles were fleeing from something.
The following day they reach the pluvial forest, surrounding the Salty Lake, and have to proceed on foot through it. Here the steamy atmosphere and minerals create a natural interference for the Mesh, making surveillance extremely difficult.
As they cross the forest, they get attacked by two dinosaur, which then rapidly flee upon a roaring screech, preceding the arrival of a huge amphibian carnivorous bipedal lizard.
The battle takes some on the verge of death, but at its climax all crew members hear a voice into their Mindset, prompting to “take it to the water”. As they manage to lure the predator there, a massive creature emerges from the water, bites with its huge jaws and drags it underwater.
The water goes dark and then a massive creature emerges from it, vaguely resembling a killer whale, but much larger, with bones protruding off its skin and double fins on each side.