Ha ha pippinbarr, you are right. It's a bit overcomplicated, or overmystic if you like. :-)
The idea is: the fugitive and her enemies are both lured by the fires, and the fires are turned on by the stars above. The rules governing the movement of the fugitive and the enemies are different, because the fugitive can be confused (by multiple fires for example) and stop, while her enemies always move, if they have equivalent choices they just pick one randomly.
The sentences below should give you some hint about the way the characters move around.
However, yes, it's very hard. I and Simona managed to complete it but, hey, we made it. :-)