William is called back before the Ishoo'se Aka'ny to explain how he can defend the village from attack, bring water and fish to the village and protect the females when they gather water. His idea is both simple and difficult to do. The Ka'yno, in his immense hatred of William, attacks each and every aspect of the idea. William also learns that this "village" is larger than a lot of mid-sized human cities on Terra. He is also granted the freedom necessary to allow him to walk around Talo-Vy to run errands for My-Ara and to plan how to complete the project after he is granted 1,000 warriors a day from each of the Aka'na to work on it.