Dot and her colleagues have shifted appearance to more closely resemble the local garb, but look fundamentally the same - Tasha as a tall woman with a big sword, Zippy as a young wide-eyed girl of about 8 or 9. Clyde as a lumbering and rather humourless-looking man. And Dot as a boy of about 6 with spindly legs.

Given the opportunity, they tag along behind Melinda, Lil and Lok, eager to learn more about the mysterious prophet. And happy to let Melinda do the talking.