The presence of the Farang in the world of the Courts begin as a series of hints and rumours:

From Week 1: There are rumours, only recently, in parts of the Courts of supposedly immortal creatures, etherial, beautiful and long-eared, that have been driving people from their homes and building structures out of the living wood of the jungle. No-one knows who these people are, but they have begun to appear with more and more frequency as the seasons have gone on.

From Week 2: The ageless creatures that have appeared in the swamp need no sleep and that is what makes them dangerous...