We arrived just short of the road this evening. The Purser had located the former denizen of the port city who was invited to spend the day with us. We have learned much.
The man, a former merchant does not hold out hope that we will find any believers left in the city. Further he warns that the remaining population may be hostile. He is incredulous that we would want to go there.
In the evening council meeting I confess I was quite moved by what Elijah shared. He explained they will have an important role to play in the future.
At the close he advised them to ford the river to the side opposite the road and head north.