Narrative 7 of the Hanger-On covers a lot of ground. Besides containing that great quote Kate talks about, it takes us to a dark beach where we glimpse Soraya’s blue&black paramilitaries, and then witness the intervention of the Eldest.
I happen to have visited several beaches at night when we were in Santa Cruz a few months back, and the scene reminds me of a couple of photos I took back then.
Here’s a Santa Cruz beach with fire circles like the one Saul and Menniss visit:
Here’s a closeup of one of the fire circles (no naked girls like in the story, sorry):
And here’s a cliff probably a lot like the one the blue&blacks came down: