Feeling rather the worse for wear, Max is able to crawl out of bed early in order to try and arrange for the additional heavy weapons that the party had ordered. The others are able to sleep in a while long, checking out of the hotel at 11.00 and heading back to the starport. They arrive a little ahead of the Aslandables at noon. Reassuringly, the Aslan are all carrying large bags on equipment.
Max is still feeling rather rough from the previous night and so is happy to let Stian take the first leg of the long journey.
Stian gets the grav APC out of the hold, but they are forced to wait for an hour until some of Zos’s flunkies arrive with the additional weaponry that the party members ordered. Max also got Zos to include some pressurized tents and rations (both human and Aslan) to last them for the long journeys to the TTC base and back again.
Once all of the supplies are packed, Stian lifts the AGC off the ground and sends it heading over the town of Lomburing before it skirts the western coast of the Ryemela Ocean which takes the rest of the afternoon. As the sun starts to set, he passes the driving over to Max who has now recovered after having a nap.
Max spends the rest of the evening driving, following one of the rift valleys westwards. he continues driving until after midnight, by which time Grim has calculated that they are now a little over halfway to their destination. As a result, Max brings the APC down and everyone is very glad to stretch their legs for a while before getting some proper sleep in the pressurized tent.