The group ate a meal in Ziad's home, with his family. He had a wife, Shala, whom they knew, and two sons. Salim joined them as well. Both of the boys were fascinated by the type of creature Vashti was. Vashti explained that she had been cursed. The boys parents quieted them before they could ask more questions.
The group thanked the family for their hospitality and set up their sleeping arrangements on the families large main room rug. The family retreated to their rooms, with Salim sleeping in the kitchen area, away from the group.
Julius stayed awake to keep watch and woke Shade after his watch was up. Shade waited until Julius went to sleep and then went back to sleep himself.
Day 29, Week 2, Fortuary, Friend's Vengeance, 190th King's Age, Sun Descending
Upon waking, Vashti preached her sermon and summoned water. Zaid and his family were amazed and gladly took the water Vashti offered them. Zaid and Salim left for work and most of the group departed for the city. Julius stayed behind to carve weapons from some tari bones he was carrying.