In our meeting of yesterday the Supreme Commander revealed to us news of the conflict raging far to the north, as the forces out of that fastness have been engaged by those of the world government. He was content to sit out and let them weaken one another, all the better to step in later and destroy them both.
We welcomed this news but for another reason, and advised Quasimo’s cousin and Mei that now would be the best time for them to depart on their journey.
They agreed and Tomas concurred and together we escorted them to point outside of Babylon to the west.
As we were parting, Lung appeared and committed to accompany the women on their journey.