The matter of the tribal discord weighed heavily upon me. So I made it a point of intercession all the way back to the second village and on through half the night, taking it up again upon waking.
All the while, Elijah kept a respectful silence, breaking into it only as necessary when attention was demanded elsewhere.
The situation dictated the topic as the Purser saw it. Everyone has now arrived at this second stage and are settled in. His thinking calls for a longer stay to prepare for a longer transit around the ruined city.
And two further complications were added when Jezer and Tomas reported that the well at the crossroads was failing and a drone was sighted.