The 'forced' walk kept up for a few more minutes. They had to reach the village as fast as possible before night fell upon them. Nipey knew this but they were slower than expected. At some point during the trip, their guide went slightly off road and made them sign to follow her through the wall of bush and plants where, behind it, was a small hidden sort of pond. Nipey took some water from it and filled what would look like a sort of container and also drank from it directly. She sat on a rock a bit secluded from them and waited, still in her guard, leaving them time to drink and rest if need be. As muchas she tried to look uncaring and what not, Nipey could not help but look back at their group from time to time. She'd examine their clothes, their equipment and such. Her ears would even raise a little bit when she'd hear them say something in their native language, which sounded quite weird to her. A few minutes of tranquility passed by before she stood back up, meaning it was time to go.
This time she walked closer to them. They walked on the trails used by animals aswell as her people. Strange footsteps could be seen of animals with apparently three pair of legs, small and quite large also. They passed across streams and even across fallen logs used to cross rivers and even deep gaps. Pandora's landscape was unlike anything on earth. Large bug-like creatures flew around them, strange glowing creatures. Suddenly, after a while that they had got back on a trail, Nipey abruptly stopped in her trail and motioned them to do the same. She grabbed the bone knife attatched to her tight and stealthly pushed aside the few leaves of a plant blocking their path. Behind it were strange dog like creatures feasting on what was known to Humans as a Direhorse, if they had learned of Pandora fauna databanks before coming here. The Wolf like creatures were Viperwolves, common predators. These were the humans names, of course. Nipey, despite holding the blade, did not seem like she wanted to disturb them one bit, more out of respect than fear. She crept back towards the group and pointed in another direction, off tracks.
The rest of the trip was hard and long, but, somehow, they reached a point where in the distance, under the twilight, they saw a big lake with majestic trees coming from under its water. Atop the trees and throughout the branches were all sorts of Na'avi huts, houses and constructions allowing them to climb, walk and move through the village. All of the lights were from plants either natural or placed in a certain way so that no Na'avi needed torches or fires to see in the dark night of Pandora. As a whole the view was magical. Kipey however did not stop to allow them time to fully observe. The small group entered the village, a full of Na'vis were waiting for them. She guided them through the village until they reached what looked like the center, a traditional place to held this kind of meetings. When finally she stopped, the clan chieftain, Olo'eyktan, and the shaman, Tsa'hik, were both standing directly in front of them. As their daughter, even though she was not the tribe's true Princess, Nipey walked to them and stood beside the couple. A great silence fell on the village now. Nipey whispered something to her father's ear so that no one would clearly hear.
The very first to break it was Nipey's father. The chieftain was an old Na'vi, respected by all not only for his role but also his wisdom.
''Greetings, people from the skies. Drekutanh is my name. We are Vatlo'ek and we welcome you in our home. If what you say is the truth...Nipey tell me you came in peace. Others also said that, and all Na'vi knows what happened to the Omaticaya. What can prove your words?'' All of what was said was actually done on a neutral tone, nor aggressive nor accusing. The Tsa'hik also spoke up in turn.
''Dreamwalker. You walk in our Village as a liar. Some of our people do not wish to see you here. Last time your kind was seen...was on a battlefield.'' She was referring to the battle that had been fought between Humans and Na'vi, one that should never has occurred. It was true that not many of the Na'vi people had seen humans outside of their Avatars apart from when the tragic event happened.
''Bad. Very bad memories we keep. Those who fought, those who saw. You say you are not the same. Hmmm...only time can tell, only Eywa can decide. Tell us. Tell the Vatlo'ek the reason of your so feared return.''