Our hosts who accepted us into their village are refugees from the East and thus have an affinity to Mei. Indeed, we learned that most of the inhabitants on the rings of villages are new to the area, but unacceptable and kept out of the sprawling city. Only the hunters, having been here longer are allowed into the city. And that for trade only.
That intelligence set off warning bells in my head, and I made the case to Elijah that we waste no time in going to the city.
But Elijah was not persuaded. He confirmed that we would indeed enter the city. Just not yet.
Instead he wants to explore the reason behind these people’s reaction to him.