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Shabako also leaves the island to find his father. Keep in mind that Shabako is only 14 when he runs away. Pretty rowdy teenager! But like his father, he brings worry to his family when he doesn't return. Shabako is instead captured by slave hunters and sold into slavery. He survives the dreadful voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and is forced to work on a cotton farm in New Avalon. Only the women of the family are left to rule, Amenirdis and Queen Tiyy. So then Amenirdis leaves also! But she doesn't go aimlessly searching the globe for her lost family members. Instead, she leads an expedition back to the ancient kingdom of Kush, where she intends to visit her extremely distant family in the city of Kerma and offer a sacrifice to Apedemak. "The princess became convinced that if she went to Apedemak's most anceint temple and prayed there, the god would grant her knowledge of her brother and father's fate." She wants to unite the people of both kingdoms of Kerma and pray to the god in his original temple. It's good to have a plan! But that plan get's kinda ruined when they find that there's nothing left in Kush but ruin, and then they all get shot or captured by slave hunters, and Amenirdis is forced to become an ugly old hag. Sounds confusing? It isn't really, and it shall all be explained soon!