In Banua, Bojing, Beatriss, and Nar Nuteng parted ways with the sorcerers and resumed their search for the coins. They made their way once more to the southern cave, guarded by the stone warriors. Beatriss, Bo-Jing and Ryu fought three of the warriors and then Ryu swallowed a lotus pod to go into the dream world in hopes of accessing the secret chamber at the back of the hall. He was able to converse wit the stone statute who friendly and chatty but refused to step aside to allow access to the chamber. "I don't know you and I cannot allow you inside unless you know me."
Bo-Jing and Nar-Nuteng reasoned that the word they'd found in the yeti cave was the fox's name, but the fox didn't seem any better to read it than they were. There seemed nothing to do but go back to Banua and find someone who could read the old script. But on the way there, they encountered a wild fox and with a few scraps of meet and the power of the Eastern Coin, were able to befriend the fox, speak to him, and learn about his indigenous belief system. Most notably, the great ancestor of all foxes was named üneg.
And indeed the fox in the Southern cave responded well to that name and happily stepped aside, allowing them into a small dark room where they found the Southern Coin, most notable for its red tint. Bo-Jing gripped the coin and knew that it would make him an even more powerful warrior. But he also remembered his honor and his promise to Ganbaatar. "We will present this coin to the Emperor together."
The party returned to Banua to announce their success. Ganbaatar was pleased and praised Bo-Jing for his honor. "Your Emperor will be most pleased will us and with you in particular. Let us go to Khanbaliq at once."
Within days, Ganbaatar had organized a caravan and they began the trek to the capital. Along the way they stopped in Blue City and received a reminder of the dangers of displeasing the city. Among the bodies of the criminals hanging from the walls, they recognized the same governor who had warned Bo-Jing against doing anything to cheat the Emperor. The sign hanging around his neck proclaimed, "In cheating the people, I cheated the Emperor."