Eager to continue his search for a way to help his people trapped in his former mechanical body, Mata Nui tries to take his leave of his new friends. But Ackar offers to help train Mata Nui, who recognizes the need to be able to handle himself in this strange new world. And after training, he recognizes their plight, and agrees to help them in their struggle.
Mata Nui, Ackar, Kiina, Gresh, and Berix travel to Tesara, where a Glatorian tournament is about to be held. Ackar stops the match to tell the crowd about the destruction of Tajun at the hands of a combined Bone Hunter and Skrall raiding force. At first the crowd refuses to believe, but eventually they come to understand what has happened. Ackar wins support for stopping the Glatorian matches and pooling the strength of their villages. They will need all their combined resources to survive against two powerful enemies.
Kiina spots Berix slipping out of the village, and suspecting him of being the traitor, follows and confronts him. Berix pleads innocence. Kiina only believes him when a dozen Skrall and Bone Hunters surround and capture them both.
Metus runs back to Tesara with the bad news. Mata Nui refuses to let his friends be held, and tells the Glatorian that he will rescue Kiina and Berix. “I was once forced to abandon my own people. I will not do so again.” Although skeptical, they finally agree.
Before he leaves, Mata Nui watches the twin village of Tesara being pulled together. Then, he sets off alone toward Roxtus.