Now that they are on Skull Island, the shipload of apes begin to explore. They find an ancient temple-and Zira and Cornelius are attacked by carnivorous plants, as are Ursus, Zaius and the soldiers. They flee through the jungle and eventually see another structure built into the side of a cliff. A huge statue of an ape towers above the trees. As they lower themselves by ropes to the lower plateau they're attacked by raptor-like dinosaurs. But that's not the only threat-when they get to the entrance of the temple a soldier is shot with an arrow-and the native inhabitants, who are intelligent humans. They are led by a woman, "Nita. They speak a different language so the apes can't understand them-but they clearly have the upper hand. They take the apes to speak with the storyteller and she speaks English. And they say these are the first apes, other than the Kongs, that they've met. "Nita confides to Zira how she feels she's trapped on the island, and wants to see the world, while Zira tells her that her Ape society has lied to her about their origins.
Everything here is consistent with both the original POTA series and Booms! current KONG SKULL ISLAND series. This cross-over is very cool. Recommended.