Day Seven Hundred Twenty One #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

The Captain went out hopeful but returned disappointed. Tomas had found a downed satellite, from which the Captain wanted to recovery some batteries, but it was too smashed up. Overall, it was little more than the ‘smudge’ it appeared to be from the distance.

Still, Tomas brought back some broken components and he was rewarded this morning when he finally cracked open the casings revealing many parts fashioned from gold.

We allowed him the time to extract the precious metals, but denied his request to return to the site for more.

We pressed on towards another mountain range bordering the northern edge of this desert.

And crossed a wide swath that must have been the track of the massive army.

Day Four Hundred Fourteen #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

The broken bits of drone raised a ruckus when Mawuli and I brought them in. The leaders of the settlement dispatched men to look for its base of operations. The results were inconclusive as night overtook their efforts.

They went out again today. And Mawuli and I did also but on another tack. Elijah thought it best that we check the high points around camp, starting with the promontory that juts out into the plain. And that is indeed where we found a base camp of sorts, a fully automated one.

I removed its batteries and Mawuli stepped back and used the remainder for sling target practice.

Our find was welcomed upon our return, the batteries put to good use.

Day Thirty Nine #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Clarissa grows more open each day. Funny thing, she seems to prefer me to Lyle. Not that that bothers him. He’s still moping over the loss of Rufus.

With our drones we located an old shopping mall. It was a little further over and a bit back, so we’re losing some ground. We discovered that it was last stocked with summer product, so not quite what we were looking for.

Lyle was able to break into the back storage area where we did find some very useful items. We now have new sleeping bags, (we left our old ones, still good). Lyle is ecstatic, we now have spare batteries for the drones. The mountains should no longer be a problem.