But there was no healer again Mender moved to Thorny Mountain. When the humans attacked they had lived a little while without a healer. Ahnshen could have been kicked by a zwoot. Thiro, lovemate of Leetah died that way. He could have been stung by a scorpion, or even bitten by a snake whose poison works so quickly that he died before he could be wrapstuffed! Besides in New Blood the Sun Village was ambushed, and an arrow did hit Savah before Ahdri took the little palace and ran. Ahnshen could have been hit then, which is what I think happened.