A ceremony around a large fire pit marks the end of Ralu's initiation
and the Shaman sings an entrancing hymn to the great winged predator. When Ralu
receives his first talisman, a loud thundering sound is heard. The ground starts
to tremble and the dismayed Omaticaya scatter in all directions.
Then all is silent.
The Shaman receives a terrifying vision. She sees Vitrautral, the Tree of Souls,
surrounded by a lake of liquid fire. Our most sacred place - our direct
link with Eywa - is burning! The worried Olo-eyktan - the Clan Chief of
the Omaticaya - knows that uniting the clans in these times of division
will not be easy. As he mobilizes the members of his clan to find a solution,
the Chief of the Omaticaya forbids Ralu from joining in since he deems the
youngster unready for such an important mission.