Veronica Reeves lowered the orb to the bottom of the shaft, and now the orb is about to fulfill its ancient purpose — the Rocktopi will not be taken alive. Connell is trying to escape the tunnels. O’Doyle and Lybrand are farther up the Linus Highway. They are badly wounded, and just stripped Angus Kool of his Koolsuit so that Lybrand could continue on. Meanwhile, Sonny McGuiness watches Funeral Mountain from a safe distance. But he is about to learn there is no such thing.