The Carnelians continued to prosper, giving birth to triplets Heath, Daffodil, and Caspia, then Trout, Prion, Acorn, and Hyssop. Heath and Daffodil left home together and were the first of the second generation to marry, followed by their elder brother Gannet, who married Dahlia Sassafras. Soon after, Prion & Freesia went to rest for all eternity, making Gannet the new head of the Carnelian clan.
Trogon Redwood raised his triplets to teens and remarried (Rosemary Swan), only to have his eldest son Peridot die of starvation. Only three days later, his son came back and scared him to death just after the birth of his daughter Camellia. His grieving widow gave birth to a son and named him Trogon to remember him. Cobalt married Daffodil Carnelian and Beryl married Heath Carnelian. Both joined the Redwood-Cypress clan.
After Sassafras had twins Birch and Beech with Kestrel Andalusite, Turaco Pyrite married young Marigold Carnelian and together they had a son, Macaw. Soon after, Sassafras had another boy with Kestrel, Jarrah, but died tragically in childbirth. As the days grew colder and shorter, the Sassafras children decided it would be best to remain with the Pyrite clan and to work together for survival.