Having escaped from Fahl, who was watching the party under Balio and Sunder's command, Ryu and Nina flee into Mt. Boumore. The party makes their way to the top of the mountain and meets a group of miners. Sympathetic, the miners allow them to rest in the hut for the night. When the party wakes up they realize the door is locked, they can hear Sunder, and they realize that the miners are working for Balio and Sunder. In order to save themselves, they exit through the other door and see a cable car. They quickly get it to work, while avoiding and attacking Sunder, and escape to another peak. They make it to the top of the mountain, where they are cornered again by Sunder. As a last resort, they jump off the mountain and roll down to the bottom. Fortunately, Ryu unlocks the Defender gene and transforms into a whelp, breaking Nina's fall. Nina thanks him and they escape and head toward the Tower.