Let me add more to this story now that I am here, heh. After the Gorgon battle the team would once again stumble on the trail of Goliath that they didn't manage to snag earlier (I planned for it to escape), but while following said tracks they would run into a cave system in a snowy part of the jungle. Yep, that's right...the lush jungles and desert sands gave way to snow...go figure. I'd blame elevated terrain. They might have spotted the Goliath via the sensors and Argus's intuitiveness, but within the bowls of the cave they literally stumble right onto (as in on top of) a stage 3 Behemoth while the crew was fighting with snowy blitz leopards. This stage 3 Behemoth though, would have the health pools around the stage 2 monsters, because it will have been beaten up very badly by something that very recently came across its path. When they find it, it would have been partially embedded in the rocks themselves as if in a healing mode, melding with the earth. I know this wasn't really cannon but I had that idea to play with, because as the hunters started to realize they were walking and fighting on top of something alive...and waking something up, all of the snow would start to melt in time with the heartbeat of the thing they discovered. The leopards would flee of course when the behemoth wakes in full, crashing out of the ground itself. Eventually the cave snow would melt completely and become lava-fied.
I didn't think this fight would last long but I wanted this Behemoth too look good and be sorta ancient looking...like an old remnant of one of the first monsters but one that somehow survived it all. The hunters coming across it in its injured state have a slight advantage over it, and when they do eventually defeat it, samples taken from it indicate to the team that something is not right with the DNA, and that the creature has some human DNA therein. Skibbol radios back to Teak and asks her to get in touch with Cabot to report the findings, which of course Cabot would know by now, having been learning more with Caira and Kala...
So the team continues onward...tracking the Goliath. Rapterror's character would start, at this point, to really reveal more of himself. In point of fact he was to be the one to have the device capable of finding out the DNA tracings of the monsters, since he unknowingly to others in the crew took samples from the carcasses they had slain...and he seemed to be on a secret mission of his own.
At this point we'd reassess how many crates were lost in the battles and what the team still had left, general house-keeping for health and damage, but it would be short lived because some new force shows up on the radar.