Ever since The Fear occupied The Glimmer, it demanded a single sacrifice annually from the Plumes. This sacrifice would feed the creature and it continued to grow for hundreds of years. To decide which of the them would be sacrificed, elderly Plumes cast lots. When the sacrifice is chosen, known as the Gift, the ceremony of preparation would begin. The Gift is placed inside a cage and taken to Giving Bay. The Piper quiets the crowd and begins wordlessly high singing. As they walk, other Plumes join in until the song halts after reaching the bay. There, the cage door is opened and is hoisted and lowered into the cave.
If the Plumes delayed in their offering, The Fear beat against the waters, creating waves that would flood the island and destroy their village.
The Giving was performed for hundreds of years, allowing The Fear to grow. At some point early in the The Fear's annual sacrifices, a drawing of a Plume being devoured by The Fear with ten tentacles was etched upon the surface of the cage.
The elder Plumes cast lots, which fell onto Nols. She was being prepared when Jasmine and Glock were brought ashore. The crowd that had gathered cheered, as the two strangers could replace the much loved Plume woman. They placed the two into the cage and Worron and were about to begin preparing the new Gifts when Clef and Azan arrived with Lief, Barda, Jasmine and Glock. Lead by Worron, he attempted to sacrifice the group, in hope that four Gifts would satisfy The Fear for many years.