Anisa continues her dream-quest, entering the city of Barada … which is beautiful and well-kept, but completely empty of anyone save for herself and a teasing young "gatekeeper". The gatekeeper offers Anisa secrets in exchange for body parts. Anisa tries to figure out a puzzle involving a bath, and ends up trading part of her fur on one arm in exchange for a clue. Anisa learns that she must perform four tasks before she can enter the temple one is to arm herself (which she has already done), and another is to "cleanse" herself. In a place of secrets and mysteries, she is told that she must determine what secrets she would most like to keep, and then to carefully choose what she might bathe herself in to "hide" those secrets. Anisa decides that her strength and her fears are what she would most like to keep secret, so she is instructed to bathe in blood and baby's tears. She does this, then dresses again and heads out to complete the other two tasks required before she can progress.