For his sixteenth birthday, Sharn gave Lief a magic cloak that would keep him warm on his quest to restore the Belt of Deltora. At the time, Lief was still unaware of the cloak's concealing abilities.
When Lief and Barda arrived in the Forests of Silence they were quickly incapacitated by the Wenn and brought to the offering place. Jasmine came across them and tried to steal Lief's cloak. Lief managed to convince her that they were not her enemies and she left the cloak by Lief while she ran off.
Later Jasmine returned with the antidote to the Wenn poison. She helped Lief and Barda to get up in the tree. The Wennbar tried to devour them but was eventually unable to reach them although it kept trying. While on one the highest branches they settled underneath the cloak to keep themselves warm. At that moment the Wennbar stopped trying and moved back. The companions concluded that the cloak must have hid them.
The companions hid under Lief's cloak when the Grey Guards approached them with the Raladprisoner. They remained hidden until all of the guards were asleep.Then they silently emerged and took the Ralad man away from the guards. Unfortunately the guards woke and the companions narrowly escaped their fury.
At the edge of the plain upon which Hira was built, Kree warned the companions of an approaching Ak-Baba. The companions had nowhere to hide with barren earth behind them and a deep, wide stretch of water in front of them. Barda then comes up with the idea to use Lief's cloak and hide under it in the water. Optimistic that the plan might work to deceive the Ak-Baba, the companions plunged in the water. Below the surface the companions gathered underneath the cloak and wait for the Ak-Baba to fly pass them. Before this happened, fish gather around and above the companions. Lief felt like the fish were trying to drown him when they were actually concealing the companions from the Ak-Baba.
On their way through the Shifting Sands the companions heard the Grey Guards approach. They had been following the tracks in the sand. Lief came up with a plan to avoid them. He instructed Barda and Jasmine to walk backwards fitting their feet inside their footprints in the sand. When they reached the edge of a dune, they sidestepped and hid underneath the cloak.