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.