The plain was occupied by natives who were violently hostile to outsiders. The people were tall and slim, dressed in tanned hide jerkins and trousers, and wore their brown hair long. They carried spears or javelins.
The Lady's Luck made landfall at the Barren Coast after crossing the ocean from Mare. A landing party was sent ashore to search for food and water. Only two sailors lived to return empty handed under the watchful eyes of the natives.