Marty, Shadow, and Buttons run into the Four Invincible Lords. Even with Shadow's strength, Marty and Shadow nearly die falling down a huge crevice. Shadow saves Marty and they begin the trek to the Temple. Buttons begins to tire out and demands a rest, and Shadow and Marty build an igloo together. The next morning, Marty awakens to the chants of the White Monks, the protectors of the Temple of the Iron Soul. Marty, Shadow, and Buttons finally arrive but encounter resistance. The leader of the White Monks tell the story of Eiger the Patient to them and begin to move in on Marty, but again, Shadow comes in and saves Marty and Buttons. Meanwhile, the CDF has began another operation in attacking the Tower but are stopped by the appearance of the General's Centaurs.