To protect the valley and its inhabitants, the Ellimist "enchanted" the valley to make it difficult to find. Even those who have visited the valley numerous times have difficulty not overlooking the valley.
Jara Hamee and Ket Halpak continued to bring more free Hork-Bajirs to their colony. Many Hork-Bajirs began families and for the first time in decades, Hork-Bajir born out of captivity. One of these children was Toby Hamee, a Seer.
Not long afterward the Yeerks discovered the identities of the Animorphs, and they were forced to all relocate to the valley. Cassie's parents, Tobias' mother, Rachel's mother and sisters were all brought to the valley. However, Jake's parents and brother were apprehended by the Yeerks before the Animorphs could extract them.