Day Five Hundred Twenty Five #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

We are sitting in port at the end of a long day. This city has proven a surprise to all, not the least of which is the fact that it is under local control. Not a hint of the world government anywhere.

I wonder how long that will last.

We have filled the holds and will top off tomorrow by securing a few containers on deck. The Captain is pleased.

Elijah and I bid goodbye and God speed to the Raj family, who will depart from here upon their journey and mission.

They in turn committed to hold us up in prayer before the One. And had a tender parting with the twins, whom they have surrendered to our care.

Day Three Hundred Three #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

We bid Elam goodbye and God speed, as we sent him off with the last group of those wanting to get out of the city.

Elijah advised him to tell Sy to move everyone beyond the wall, and explained how to do it.

We passed the day out walking in the streets. The crowds are gone. We only encountered workers, and they were easily outnumbered by the ever present soldiers.

We were unwelcome at every turn, yet they feared to oppose our movements.

Stan appeared when we returned to our quarters, and we watched as they put a cordon in place around the building.

Their obvious plan is to hold us in place for the next six days and beyond.

Day Ninety Six #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Bid Hilleth (so she is named) goodbye this morning. She bid us God speed.

We passed by two villages – both empty. Hilleth had told us that would most likely be the case. And so it proved. People from the one furthest away had come east through her village and had reported that the nearer had all gone west through theirs.

We stayed the night in the second township. It had been picked clean. Either the original residents took absolutely everything with them, or it was denuded by others passing through.

Lyle finally examined my drone. Given what happened to his, he was very circumspect. The results were inconclusive. We may have to stiffen our resolve and launch it and watch.