The party members sleep in a little as it’s still dark outside and will remain that way until evening time.
They check on the captive. It seems as if the Tarsuline has given him a bout of diarrhea, but that’s the limit of its effects. William gives him some tablets to stop it.
Grim begins editing his DD/R holoVid recording to show the thug in the swamp admitting to his buddy’s killing of Mr Traske, eliminating all footage that could be used to identify us. He also edits in the footage of the thug in the warehouse showing that esteemed gentleman naming Jimmy-Joe, again leaving no traces of us…He carefully adds in sympathetic vids and stills of Taeva’s father from her files and from any stills. He also edits in stills of the “pastoral” nature of the ranch, again from Teava’s files.
Hyrm is busy all day making preparations for the harvest. Clint and Billy-Bob prove to be useful additions to the group, especially Billy-Bob with his extensive experience of being a mechanic, as he is able to help Hyrm a lot in getting all of the machinery ready for the job.
William continues his investigations into the Tarsuline, but continues to draw blanks – there’s just very little about the moss on the databanks and he doesn’t have the equipment or knowledge of botany to make any detailed experiments upon it.
By 19.00, it’s light again. Clint drives Taeva, Jie and Arvor back into the swamp where they remove all of the sonic stakes, switching them off as they do so and putting them in the back of the air/raft before returning them to the ranch where Taeva hides them in one of the barns.
The party members enjoy a relaxed, late dinner and then head off to their rooms once more.