Bid Hilleth (so she is named) goodbye this morning. She bid us God speed.
We passed by two villages – both empty. Hilleth had told us that would most likely be the case. And so it proved. People from the one furthest away had come east through her village and had reported that the nearer had all gone west through theirs.
We stayed the night in the second township. It had been picked clean. Either the original residents took absolutely everything with them, or it was denuded by others passing through.
Lyle finally examined my drone. Given what happened to his, he was very circumspect. The results were inconclusive. We may have to stiffen our resolve and launch it and watch.