Now that he's back in the village, Alek can't figure out how to manipulate the energy in his body. He's not sure how he managed to get into the crystal room, but he does know that it's the same place where he used to learn the rules of the universe. He wonders how he ended up in this place, and wonders why the place is so quiet. He feels a strong connection with the glowing river, which reminds him so much of the river he saw when he met the god. He also feels a connection to the river's energy, which makes him feel like he knows the rules. He knows that the river is full of energy, and that he can use it to his advantage. But he also realizes that the flow of this energy is too strong, and he wonders where the guy came from. He realizes that Alek is a low-ranking test-taker, which means that he could easily be attacked by Alek. Alek tells his father to take the tribesmen with him and leave the village.