A cult in a mining village prepares to sacrifice its children to The Immortal, a stone face that resembles Quentin. Many people protest the sacrifices and push for postponement; later, when they see Quentin, they desire to behead him. Quentin and Ramirez take in the leader of the rebellion, Margerie, and tell her that Quentin is not a god, nor does he seek sacrifices. Moganda's bureaucracy is behind the cult movement, hoping to spark rebellion. Ramirez, Quentin, and Margerie take on Valka and the cult, and the idol is destroyed.