After leaving Kashang Oasis on the Lucky Dragon
, you sail on the vast sands for a few days. Hong adjusts to life as a passenger with great difficulty. It seems she likes to keep herself busy. So, she ends up mending most everyone's clothing. That delights Min, and the two become fast friends.
Boot and Mew Mew aren't talking. Mew Mew and Sheng-Li are
, but after everyone goes to bed. Canlid has literally jumped ship twice now as he is bored out of his brain. Hanae is convinced Hong is your girlfriend. Captain Yun is completely smitten by her and can barely speak when she's around. The last week has been... complicated.
You were awoken at dawn by Hornet and went up top to work on getting the ship moving. You're at the halfway point between Kashang Oasis and Bluedrop House. This is what Jyuu Shin-Ta calls the "badlands", where your sword may be of use against bandits. At least, that's what he told you.
...but that isn't why you'll need it after all. Not this morning. The sun's rays are just lighting up the world, you can't yet see it's eye peering down at you.
Something else, however, is peering at you.
You, Dash, Hornet, Jyuu Shin-Ta and Sheng-Li are on the deck when someone spots this thing. Who spotted it first? It is not far away when it emerges from some underground cave, erupting through a thin layer of sand to come towards your ship. It is, as far as you can tell, half the size of your ship.
What are you doing?