We are still being held offshore, awaiting someone’s decision to allow us to enter the harbor.
All appears peaceful in the vicinity of the grain ship’s anchorage, but that is most likely due to the rather large security presence surrounding her.
The pilot has been tight-lipped and taciturn, and when spoken to, changes the subject when questioned about conditions in the city.
Elijah broke through when he asked after the pilot’s family and how long the famine has endured. This reduced the man to tears and it all came tumbling out.
Food has been scarce in the area since the descent from the north of a great plague of locusts. The survivors have taken to consuming the dead invaders.