Envoy finds herself at the Crossroads again, and pays a visit to Morpheus, to see how he's doing. She then goes to the realm of Blakat, where she tries to stir Blakat into action against Inala herself, rather than just her temple. Blakat insists on posing a puzzle before Envoy a maze that purportedly can't be solved, though Envoy comes up with at least two possible solutions to it. Blakat is disappointed by the ease with which Envoy solves the puzzle, and ponders what to have for a "final challenge". Envoy suggests that Blakat be tied up on a railroad track, with an oncoming train, and that the object be to untie Blakat before she gets run over distracted by enemies who are trying to tickle the person attempting to rescue Blakat.
After some further discussion, Blakat expresses interest in various sports Envoy knows of, from other worlds. She shows increasing interest in the notion of having Envoy teach some sports to her Yodhblakat … and inventing a new sport, Blakatball!